posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 11:24 AM
reply to post by LightSpeedDriver
Screw that... Even though our prices are less, we still spend more on it day to day. Unfortunately, for the most part, our lazy country has not
developed mass transit appropriately in order to keep up with growth. I live in a small/mid size US town. Yet, I drive 30 miles round trip, Every
Day, just to get to my office and back. There is not bus or rail to take me. Carpools are very awkward and never work out for long... Ive tried.
Here in the US, we like our space, a little too much. Residences, Commerce, and Industry are vastly separated by distances. Therefore, we are forced
to consume unreasonable amounts of gasoline. However, thats what keeps the prices down. Just yesterday, I paid 3.59. But its closer to $4 in
larger towns that have better mass transit systems.
Kudos to Europe for developing the fabulous public transit systems that you have. A good friend of my lives in France, who does not even own a car.
He has no need for one. However, that causes your common supply to be relatively low (compared to my town). Therefore your gas price is higher.
They'll get their money one way or another, you can rest assured.
PS - Can I get an 'Epic Fail' for the OP?
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