Teens Avoid Cruising Due to Gas Prices

Teens Avoid Cruising Due to Gas Prices
Nicko Margolies
  • 2 july 2008

The recent summer surge in gas prices has finally trickled down to American teenagers. The tradition of aimlessly cruising on summer nights appears to be a rapidly disappearing ritual. This distinctly American practice was best captured in the 1970s hit, “American Graffiti.” With the downturn of summer employment opportunities and the upswing of gasoline prices, parents and teens alike are looking for alternatives to driving.

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