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AAA: Driving Habits Already Changing as Gas Price Jumps Past $5

AAA Says Gas Prices—Now Averaging $4.32—Truly Brings Changes To Driving Habits, Lifestyle
It’s no secret that gas prices are climbing fast.  The AAA says in a recent survey, 59 percent of U.S. drivers said they would make changes, if the average cost of gas rose above $4 per gallon, and about three-quarters said they would do so if it rose to over $5.
Yesterday (March 10th) AAA reported the national average for a gallon of gasoline was $4.32, up from $4.17 earlier this week.
The company says the impact on drivers varies by age, as 18-to-34-year-olds are almost three times as likely to consider carpooling than those over age 35.
And drivers over age 35 are more likely to combine trips and errands and cut down shopping and dining out due to the higher gas prices.
Still, AAA says it doesn’t expect the higher prices to have a significant impact on summer travel in the coming months.  A recent survey found 52 percent of Americans said they have summer vacation plans…  Just 42 percent said they wouldn’t change those plans regardless of the price of gas.

Fill up on info, here:  (UPI)

  • The AAA said yesterday (March 10th) the average price of a gallon of gas in the U.S. is now $4.32, up from $4.17 earlier this week
  • In a survey they also found 59% of drivers said they would make changes if the average cost of gas rose above $4, and about 75% said they would do so if it rose to over $5

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