Americans Are Using Their Cars Less
However, the rising cost of gasoline has caused many Americans to reconsider their dependence on the automobile.
With gasoline at $4 a galloon, many people are leaving their cars at home and taking the bus or riding their bicycles instead.
Some Americans are planning to travel by train instead of driving on their summer holidays this year.
Those who continue to drive are looking for cars that burn less gasoline.
to reconsider: to consider again, to think about again.
dependence: needing something, relying on something.