By Laura Barron-Lopez - 04/03/14 01:07 PM EDT
Drivers in the U.S. are significantly less likely to change their driving habits to accomodate high gas prices, according to a new study by AAA.
Roughly half of U.S. adults, 53 percent, are still doing something to offset high gas prices, the auto group said. That number is down 15 percent from levels in spring of 2013.
The change comes as gas prices, on average, are less expensive than previous years and might not reach $3.65 this spring. That's down 15 cents from last years peak and 30 cents less than in 2012.
Increased production and supplies have helped lower the price of gas. In 2013, the U.S. reached record levels of oil production, surpassing imports for the first time in decades.