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Can You Survive Without Your Vehicle for 3 Days? #DTChallenge


How many of you rely on your vehicle everyday? Do you think you could survive without it for 3 days? According to the US Department of Transportation, “public transportation carried more than 10.5 billion passengers in 2013.

I decided to take the Drive Time Challenge and leave my car in the driveway for 3 days. I am lucky that I have many places close to me within walking distance that I don’t really need to use my vehicle but it’s something we just do as it is easy.

For the first day I needed to pick up some things from the hardware store and then pick up my prescription at my local grocery store. Since each store is opposite direction of each other I decided to get my run in for the day while running my errands. If we needed some groceries my son would ride his bike while I ran next to him then, I would walk home with the groceries. If places were further that I needed to go to, I would ride my bike to where I needed to go.  This was the perfect excuse to get some exercise and I felt good afterwards too.


Did you Know?……….

  • According to the US Department of Transportation, “public transportation carried more than 10.5 billion passengers in 2013.
  • According to the Census Bureau’s Five-Year American Community Survey (ACS): Average percentage of incomes under $25k for the top 11 poorest cities in America–33.9%.
  • According to the APTA, bus ridership increased 3.8% in cities with a population below 100,000.
  • According to Michael Sivak of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, 9.22% of US households were without a vehicle in 2012.

When people face credit issues, access to necessities as simple as transportation becomes a challenge. Drive Time strives to alleviate that challenge by providing vehicles and financing to everyone, including those with bad or no credit who have been turned down by every other dealer.

So do you think you could give up your vehicle for 3 days? Take the Drive Time Challenge and share your experience on social media using hashtag #DTChallenge.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DriveTime. The opinions and text are all mine.

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