High Gas Prices Changing Driving Habits

AAA study suggests gas prices considered "too high" above $3.44 a gallon


Half of U.S. adults consider gas prices to be "too high" when it reaches $3.44 per gallon, indicating a potential breaking point on gas prices, according to a new consumer price index developed by AAA. Additionally, roughly two-thirds of Americans (62 percent) are offsetting high gas prices by changing their driving habits or lifestyle.

"It was not long ago that motorists were shocked to pay more than $3.00 per gallon for gasoline, but now that is standard at stations nationwide," said Lloyd P. Albert, Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Southern New England. "Today's average consumer feels a breaking point on high gas prices closer to $3.50 per gallon, and expensive prices have forced many motorists to change their driving habits."