California drivers react to the most expensive gas prices in America

"I’m retired myself so I live on a fixed income. So these things matter to me and my generation. I worked hard like everybody else in my situation did to be able to retire, but if prices keep escalating like it is, it’s going to make it very difficult for everybody in California and in the country as well."

Average price of gas in SoCal surpasses $4.20

The primary reasons for the sharp price increase since the start of the year are "higher oil prices and higher demand as the economy reopens and more people began returning to work and travel," said Marie Montgomery, a public relations specialist with the Automobile Club of Southern California.