“It’s been a while since gas prices have been high enough to make drivers think twice about how far they go or how often they fill up, but the new survey suggests that time is fast approaching” said Amy Parmenter, AAA spokesperson.
AAA expects the national average this summer to peak near $2.70 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Today it is at $2.29 – and Connecticut gas prices are expected to be even higher than that.
To offset the increase in gas prices, more than 70 percent of consumers said they would make everyday lifestyle or driving habit changes.
The top five changes drivers would make include:
- Combining errands or trips
- Driving less
- Reducing shopping or dining out
- Delaying major purchases
According to the survey, about 25 percent of consumers already think gas prices are too high.