Photo of West Texas by longhorndave. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.

We can all save fuel and emissions by cutting back how much we drive, but until now not many insurance companies haven't seen fit to reward us with lower rates if we put fewer miles on our cars. There have been a few percentage discounts if you live close to work, sure, and lots of hybrid discounts, but no plan where your bill and your odometer have a symbiotic relationship. Now, the MileMeter company in Texas has launched a pay-as-you-drive (PAYD) insurance program that offers infrequent drivers the chance to pay a lower premium. Of course, it's highly amusing to me that Texas - the second largest state in the Union, where every house is at least 100 miles from the neighboring house*, - is where you can get rewarded for driving less, but I'm glad we're starting somewhere.

* This might not be accurate.

[Source: Sustainable Business]

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