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Old habits return fast

As gas prices fall, some drivers are less worried about being fuel efficient

Mac Mendelsohn packs up his car at a Boston shopping center. Like other drivers he's enjoying paying less at the gas pump these days. Mac Mendelsohn packs up his car at a Boston shopping center. Like other drivers he's enjoying paying less at the gas pump these days. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Erin Ailworth and Dave Copeland
Globe Correspondent / October 30, 2008

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When gasoline prices soared over the $4-a-gallon mark earlier this year, many drivers hit the brakes. They cut back on consumption by consolidating errands, putting their SUVs in mothballs, flocking to public transportation, and trading in road trips for "staycations." (Full article: 1068 words)

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