Texas spring break drivers watching gas prices

IRVING, Texas (AP) — AAA Texas says drivers have been monitoring gasoline prices to decide whether to hit the road for spring break.

The association on Monday reported on its AAA Texas spring break poll.

The online survey, done Feb. 14 to Feb. 22 by nearly 300 AAA Texas members, found about half indicated that gas prices have already affected their budgets. The average retail gasoline price in Texas on Monday was $3.42 a gallon.

The survey asked what gasoline price point would cause them to drastically cut back on driving. About 22 percent said $3 a gallon was the critical price point, while 25 percent said $3.50 and 24 percent said $4 a gallon was the limit.

About 20 percent of those surveyed are not taking a spring vacation.