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Gas Prices Are The New Curfew

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Gas Prices Are The New Curfew

Gas Prices Are The New Curfew

Gas Prices Are The New Curfew

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Is gas the fun police in your life? AP and Corbis Photos Reworked hide caption

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Youth Radio's King Anyi Howell observes that gas prices have turned into the "fun police."

"Since gas prices shot past $4 a gallon, my tank is the restricting factor whenever I want to kick it, and bust out of the house," he says.

Cruising is no longer the cheap pastime it once was. Long distance relationships are looking less seductive. And even a simple request to pick up a friend across town has become a more serious matter, Howell has found.

Do you agree? Has the price of gas become the "fun police" in your life? If gas isn't your new curfew, what is? Comment here.