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High Gas Prices Forcing People To Change Summer Plans

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Fewer people are planning to travel for the summer due to the high gas prices, according to GasBuddy’s 2018 Summer Travel survey.
As of Monday the average price for a gallon of gas in Sacramento is $3.58- 59 cents higher than 2017.
As a result:

58% of people will take a road trip this summer (82% in 2017)
31% will drive more than 500 miles (56% in 2017)
17% will take day trips (8% in 2017)
46% will take weekend trips (29% in 2017)
29% will go on one-week trips (28% in 2017)
9% will travel for more than a week (35% in 2017)

Gas prices have drastically increased year-over-year.
National Average for a Gallon of Regular:

May 21- $2.92
April 21- $2.76
May 21, 2017- $2.36

California Average for a Gallon of Regular:

May 21- $3.69
April 21- $3.55
May 21, 2017- $3.09

AAA previously estimated 5.2 million Californians will travel for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, a 5.2% increase over 2017.

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