Gas prices drop; some drivers still want it lower
PADUCAH - Ask any driver and they'll tell you less is more at the gas pump.
"When you're talking a reduction of 15, 20 cents a gallon, you notice that," said Coy Jackson.
But even as gas prices drop, some drivers are still uneasy about having to pay up to fill up. "I'd like to see it back at 50 cents a gallon like it was in '74, '75 but oh well," said another driver.
Those days are long gone and so too are the road trips to Ohio for Mitch Wood in his Ford Explorer. He's trading in his suv for a smaller, more fuel friendly Nissan Maxima.
"A lot better gas mileage, it's a really good car. I researched them and you really can't beat it," said Mitch Wood.
Triple A spokesperson Roger Boyd said you can expect to see relatively low prices throughout the summer. He doesn't anticipate much increase.
"If you want to budget, you want to budget to play it safe, 3.50 is going to be good. That should get us through the next month - about 3.50 but hope for less than that," said Roger Boyd.
Paul Brunson was expecting to pay nearly four dollars a gallon, but today the price was $3.24 a gallon. He's traveling back to Wichita, Kansas and enjoyed the lower prices.
"We had this trip planned and we were going to do whatever it took to get there and back," he said.