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Rising gas price compels Americans to reduce car trips

The rising gas price has compelled Americans to reduce car trips as a change of their driving habits, as a survey has found.

A Yahoo/Maru Public Opinion survey from April 29-May 1 on a random selection of 1,392 U.S. drivers found that 66 percent of respondents are changing driving habits due to high gas prices.

Two-thirds of vehicle owners or households said they have made or will make significant changes to their driving patterns, cutting back unnecessary car trips.

The remaining group of respondents (34 percent) said they will not likely change their vehicle use habits until the price rises to approximately 5 U.S. dollars per gallon.

The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline nationwide in the United States is about 4.38 U.S. dollars on Monday. In Nevada and California, prices are above 5 U.S. dollars a gallon. Diesel prices have risen even faster to record highs.

Analysts said soaring gasoline prices could have an impact on the overall U.S. economy as logistics costs is driven up.


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