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64% say rising gas prices are likely to affect car travel plans in Ontario: CAA Poll – Toronto


According to a CAA survey, 64% of respondents said rising fuel prices are likely to impact travel plans this summer.

CAA South Central Ontario said now that gas prices are above $2 a litre, it’s forcing Ontarians to make adjustments and rethink their plans.

The survey found that 76% said they had planned a road trip within the province this year, while 26% said they were going out of province for a road trip and 23% said they they were planning to drive to the United States.

“While some are limiting the number of trips they take overall or traveling shorter distances, some travelers are planning around gas prices, and others are adjusting their budget to account for fuel prices. during their trip,” the CAA said.

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“As we transition into summer, there are simple ways to save money on fuel,” CAA said. “This includes controlling speed and limiting sudden stops, preventing unnecessary idling and taking into account the temperature of your vehicle.”

In May, Statistics Canada said customers were paying 48% more at the pump than a year earlier due to high crude oil prices, in turn caused by bottlenecks after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and a jump in demand caused by the easing of the COVID-19. limitations.

Gasoline prices jumped 12% between April and May, the biggest one-month price increase since January 2003, the agency said.

— With files from The Canadian Press


64% say rising gas prices are likely to affect car travel plans in Ontario: CAA Poll – Toronto







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