The other side of that school of thought is that commuters may begin to change their behavior and carpool, take the bus, ride bikes or walk to work. The Central Indiana Commuter Service helps commuters find good alternatives and they say they've seen a 20% jump in people interested in their online carpool matching service.
"They save a lot of money on gas and the wear and tear on their vehicle, along with their helping the community. They're reducing their carbon footprint, they're reducing emissions from their vehicle, emission in the air, so they're helping green our environment as well," said project manager Anita Beverly.
Even with the drop in sales, if crude prices continue to climb experts say we could see $5 per gallon gas this summer.