AAA: Consumers Change Lifestyle to Offset High Gas Prices
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Half of U.S adults consider gas prices to be too high when it reaches $3.44 cents, that's according to AAA.
Tuesday’s average gas price in Colorado is $3.56, and the state's average sits in the middle when compared to others.
But AAA is reporting that roughly two-thirds of Americans are offsetting high gas prices by changing the way they carry on during their everyday lives.
“I do spend too much on gas,” said Rhonda Cronon, resident concerned with gas prices. “It is what it is. I got to get where I got to go.”
“We don’t drive trucks anymore,” said Anthony Hebein. “We take the easiest on fuel of course but yeah, we do change our driving habits.”
According to AAA officials, consumers report the following changes in driving habits or lifestyle to offset recent gas prices:
Driving Less: 86 percent
Reducing shopping or dining out: 71 percent
Driving more fuel efficient cars: 54 percent
Carpooling: 33 percent
Using public transportation more regularly: 15 percent