Drivers Adjust to Sky-High Prices

by Jennifer Bullock on March 13, 2012 at 6:43 am

With gas prices on the rise, drivers are beginning to change their spending habits…

AAA Auto Club conducted a survey to see how drivers have tightened their pocket books. Spokesperson Kimberly Schwind said because drivers cannot control the gas prices, they’re at least controlling the impact by changing their driving routines.

"We found that 84 percent of people have already started changing their habits because of the high gas prices. 87 percent of people say that they will change their habits if the gas prices remain at this level, or even go higher," said Schwind.

More people are buying or leasing more fuel efficient cars. Schwind said that drivers who aren’t able to cash in for a new vehicle, can simply combine their errands into one trip.

"That’s a really good way to save on gas. Plan out your trips. Instead of going out to the store to just get a thing of milk and then going out later to get something else, combine those trips in one."

Gas prices may continue to climb. Historically, prices peak around May.