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- The True
Cost$ of Driving
we're all paying for it -- the over carification of America..."
Driving Really Costs
Gasoline is estimated to "Really"
cost between $5.15 and $15.00 / Gal.
before the gas gouging of 2001, and before the "War For
Cheap Oil" were figured in.) http://www.icta.org/press/release.cfm?news_id=12
Commuter Calculator at http://www.commutesolutions.org/calc.htm breaks out the direct and indirect (external)
costs per mile and per gallon of gas. Extend this out over your
lifetime of auto ownership and operation costs...
too much for automobiles, driving and gasoline? "People
Do oil companies profit from our environmental
pollution? "People Doo doo..."
Do we foul
the air we breathe by driving oversized and overpriced SUV's. "We
TO Y'OUR Wallet or Purse...
automobiles represent a cheap, fast way to get where we're going.
But many expenses associated with driving are hidden, and, when
factored in, make the TRUE COSTS of DRIVING much higher then
we may realize. When we consider the San Francisco / Oakland
California Bay Area's traffic congestion crisis and the damage
motor vehicles cause to our health and environment, it's clear
that automobiles are neither inexpensive nor efficient.
many types of taxes, you-re paying for the land, roads, "free"
ways, bridges and tunnels, etc. Your taxes also pay for the government
to provide cleaning, landscaping, irrigation, sign systems, signals,
reflectors, striping, and police and emegency services. In colder
climates snow removal is another cost of subsidizing our auto-addictions.
- Motor Vehicles
are ranked number 1
the list of causes of air pollution in the San Francisco / Oakland
(SF / Oklnd) Bay Area.
- $500 million is spent of maintaining
local streets and roads in the SF / Oklnd Bay Area annually.
- $200 million
spent on state and federal highways in the SF / Oklnd Bay Area
- 13% of
is the amount the average automobile owner spends on his or her
car annually. (This figure has been estimated by other soruces
at 20% or $1 in every five dollars of income being spent on automobile
associated costs by average auto commuters).
- San Francisco
/ Oakland Bay Area cars emit 1,414 tons of pollution into the
air every day.
Motor vehciles are the major cause
of air pollution in the Bar Area. And air pollution effects everyone
to some degree.
to the US Public Health Service, high levels of air pollution can
cause or aggravate lung illnesses such as acute respiratory infections,
chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma and lung cancer.
levels become elevated, children, athletes and the elderly are
at particular risk for breathing difficulty and a lessening of
their bodies' ability to resist disease.
estimates nationwide air pollution-related health costs (including
the costs of health care and lost productivity) to be billions
of dollars each year.
THE ENVIRONMENT (Y'our
spew many kinds of pollutants into our air: carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons,
nitrogen oxides and particulates. In addition to their effect
on our health, these gases and particles do extensive damage
to crops, vegetation (plant life) and wildlife. Also, your car's
carbon dioxide emissions contribute to global warming.
are a significant source of water pollution too. Oil, anti-freeze,
and small tire particles accumulate on roads and highways: during
the rainy season, they are washed into streams and waterways,
causing damage to aquatic life.
is a Driving Cost Worksheet for calculating your direct (not hidden)
personal automobile ownership and operation costs:
up the ownership costs for a year of driving [multiply this by
the total number of years you expect to own a motor vehicle])
Insurance: + ______________
& Registration: +
Depreciation (Cost of car minus trade-in value,
divided by years of ownership: + _____________
applicable) + _______________
Subtotal: = _______________
these costs for a typical year of driving or if its easier, add
them for a month and multiply by 12 [and multiple this total
by the total number of years you expect to drive a motor vehcile]):
Tickets: + ____________
Maintenance (Tuneups, repairs,
towing, tires, etc.): + ____________
Other (Car wash, accessories, etc.) + ____________
total car ownership and operating costs per year: (Source,
American Automobile Association)--
the damage (costs) your car does to our environemnt and our health.
Source : (Bay
Area Air Quality Management District, 939 Ellis Street, San Francisco,
CA 94109 1-800-HELP-AIR
in: (March 2005)
AAA ( American
Automobile Association) calculates that the annual costs for
automobile ownership and operations on average is $8,410 / year (the bigger and more
expensive the vehicle model(s) the higher one's ultimaite annual
and thus, lifetime costs will be. This includes direct costs
only, not exterial but nevertheless real costs of automobile
ownership and operation. For a comprehensive breakdown of direct
and indirect costs of driving check out Commute Sollution's
Commuter Calculator at http://www.commutesolutions.org/calc.htm
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