Americans More Likely to Take Road Trips This Year

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Lower gas prices are spurring Americans to take more road trips this year.

According to a recent study by AAA, 60 percent of Americans are more likely to take a road trip of 50 miles or more if gas prices stay steady in 2015. The study also revealed that drivers age 18-34 are more likely (68 percent) to go on a road trip this year compared to Americans older than 35 (57 percent). AAA’s research also corroborates other studies that show Americans are driving more thanks to lower gas prices with 19 percent of Americans age 18-34 reporting that they drive more and 10 percent of Americans 35 and older saying the same.

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Interestingly, 39 percent of Americans believe gas is still too high at $2.50 per gallon while 17 percent of Americans say gas is cheap at $2.50 per gallon. Current national average price of gasoline is about $2.58 per gallon. In order for more than half of Americans (58 percent) to believe gas is cheap, the national average would be to be $1.50 per gallon while 99 percent of Americans would say gas is cheap at $1.00 per gallon.

The study surveyed a total of 1,007 adults, 504 men and 503 women, living in the continental U.S.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Craig Cole Craig Cole on May 05, 2015

    I want to take a road trip this year! Maybe somewhere out west, Monument Valley, The Grand Canyon or even Yellowstone ...

    • Sami Haj-Assaad Sami Haj-Assaad on May 05, 2015

      You and me both. The thirst for adventure calls me daily, like a telemarketer. "Hi there Sami, you've been randomly selected to GTFO and do something crazy. Press 1 to get in your car and leave now!" But I usually hang up after "'ve been randomly selected..." and miss the rest of the message.