High gas prices cause drivers to change habits
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:16:56 GMT —
Fewer people are living life in the fast lane, or at least when it comes to driving on the highway, a new survey suggests.
According to AAA the rise in gas prices has caused a change in driving and lifestyle changes.
The survey finds 84% said theyâ??ve changed their habits and 60% say the high prices have led them to combine trips and errands. It also found nearly 16% have purchased or leased a more fuel-efficient vehicle.
Gasoline is now above $4 a gallon in four states and Washington, D.C., as a three-month surge in pump prices continues.
According to AAA and other pump-watchers, average gas prices are above the four-dollar mark today in Illinois, California, Alaska and Hawaii, in addition to the nation's capital.
Nationwide, gasoline has soared by an average of nearly 54 cents this year.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)
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