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AAA: American road trips on the rise – all thanks to the gas prices


If you have planned to go for a long road trip, then it will be a perfect time to ride your trip. AAA has recently come up with a report about the falling gas prices and its effects on people’s driving habits, and also reveals that many of the Americans have planned to start their ride.413971046adb3fe828880fb16f9b5cf0

An insurance company has conducted a telephonic interview over 1,007 people in the United States last month. On the result of that survey, they have found that decreasing price of gas will encourage more people to drive far in their car. More than 60 percent of the people stated that, they would like to take a road trip of 50 miles or even more, if the price of the gas stays lower than the current prices.

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AAA has found that 68 percent of the people aged between 18 to 34 years will like to ride 50 plus mile ride and only 57 percent of the people aged above 35 years, would like to do the same. The surveyed people mentioned that, they are more likely to drive on the road, and about only 13 percent of the people reported that they will drive more due to the lower price of the gas.

The survey’s results show that the variability in price of the gas, aren’t changing the driving habits of the people, even with the lower price of gas. The current average price of the gas is $2.58 per gallon; even with this price 39 percent of the people think it’s too high.

The report says that, a cluster of people thinks that the price of the gas is affordable when it is below $2.00 per gallon, and about 99 percentages of the Americans believe that, the price of gas is cheap at $1.00 per gallon. Also they mentioned that, $3.00 per gallon is too much to pay and fall in price may increase their roadside trips frequently.

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