Are Gas Prices Changing Your Routine?
ALEX CHADWICK, host:
A new survey finds the number of Americans planning summer vacations is at a 30 year low. Gas prices probably have something to do that. A gallon is pushing four dollars.
MADELEINE BRAND, host:
But world oil prices have actually fallen in recent days. Industry analysts say there's a drop in U.S. demand. Could it be we are acting on gas saving tips like these from AAA's Troy Green?
Mr. TROY GREEN (Public Relations Manager, AAA): You want to combine your errands and trips if possible making sure that the grocery store, the cleaners, everything is within the same area. Also you want to make sure you maintain the proper air pressure in your tires. And finally avoid driving aggressively.
CHADWICK: What are people doing about high gas prices? Carpooling?
BRAND: Are they riding the bus? Are they biking? Skipping that side trip to Starbucks on the way into work?
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