Rockford Parents Save on Gas with a Web-site's Help

A new study out today says the biggest economic worry for American families right now, is how they're going to pay to fill up the gas tank. 23 news reporter Natalie Kaplan tell us about a web-site that's helping some cut down on their gas bills.

With gas prices on the rise, more and more parents are turning to the Internet for a little carpooling help. Roberta Rossi, has three kids who all have a whole lot of hobbies. In a single week she can put more than two-hundred miles on her SUV chauffeuring them around. Which means about 55-dollars a week on gas. But now, before she heads out, she check's a new website dividetheride.com. It's totally free and helps parents arrange carpooling.

"I invite the people I want to carpool with, so I know it's a safe and secure environment," says Roberta Rossi, a dividetheride.com user

The site lets parents create a calendar of all the events they have to go to and see if other parents are going to the same places. So far, it's been a cost-saver, cutting Rossi's gas bill in half!

The cheapest gas price in Rockford right now is $3.63 a gallon at the Woodman's on McFarland Road and Springbrook, so this web-site's definitely going to come in handy. We want to know what your biggest financial worry is. That's tonight's web-poll question. Cast your vote here at wifr.com. We'll have the results tonight on the 23 news update at ten.

Anyone interested in dividing their ride can go to www.dividetheride.com.


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