Driving Habits Not Changed By Lower Gas Prices

Source: DAC

Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants

Header image Dennis DesRosiersBy Dennis DesRosiers

(RICHMOND HILL, ON) – With the summer holidays and driving season upon us DAC thought it would be timely to ask Canadians if this year’s lower gas prices will change the amount they drive.

Based on the survey of more than 1,500 Canadian vehicle maintainers, the results indicated that a majority, 83.6%, stated that there would be no change in their driving behaviour due to the lower price of gas.

Looking at age group segmentations, it was those Canadians under the age 35 who indicated they were most likely to drive more this year as a result of gas prices being low. The sentiment trends downward with increased age with those over 55 reporting the smallest chance that they would drive more kilometres this year as a result of lower gas prices.

Provincially, Ontarians were the most likely to drive more this summer, while those from Manitoba and Saskatchewan were least likely to change driving patterns as a result of the lower price of gas.

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