Comments on: The truth about car fleet standards: Your mileage may vary – a lot http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/30/your-mileage-may-vary-a-lot/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Pumbaa http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/30/your-mileage-may-vary-a-lot/#comment-1121093 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:08:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45072#comment-1121093 More buses or trains would help. Where I live in rural MS there are zero buses, zero trains, zero subways. So many people drive large pickup trucks that you had better hope you are not in a small car and get hit by a truck.

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By: CanyonLiveOak http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/30/your-mileage-may-vary-a-lot/#comment-1121031 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:32:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45072#comment-1121031 To double fuel economy one can think of doubling the number of people miles per gallon. The simplest way to this end is to double the number of people in each car. Sedans with only a driver can move three additional people in a comfortable manner. The same amount of people are moved with less cars on the road and thus less gallons of gas consumed.

This is a behavioral change which can be encouraged in several ways, for example: Taxes levied on drivers with empty seats, especially in dense metropolitan areas, propaganda encouraging people to group together to reduce traffic, and offering tax breaks for those who form permanent ride sharing groups.

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