Despite Lower Gas Prices, Motorists Still Cautious
5/25/2012 (Updated 11:07:48 PM)With gas prices down significantly from this time last year--as much as 20 to 30 cents per gallon in some parts of New York and the Tier--we wondered how that will affect travel.
At Love's truck stop in Kirkwood, we found travelers still quite cautious about going too far:
"It's cheaper than it was but it's still relatively expensive for me. It definitely hurts driving around," said Joe Gosney of Windsor.
"It's an inconvenience for sure--you have to cut back in other areas, obviously. Ya know, pack sandwiches instead of stopping at the drive thru," added Michael Gardner, of Rochester.
"I mean back in the day, if you wanted to go on a road trip, you just jumped in the car and ya know you didn't even need that much money. But nowadays you need a lot of money and it's expensive," according to Sara Smith,of Brooklyn.
The travelers told FOX 40 that for the past several years, high gas prices have affected their holiday plans-- and this year is not too different.
Gas may be cheaper, they said, but times are still tough, and the economy is still shaky.
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