SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – If you thought gas prices were already bad enough, get ready for things to get worse.
“You see what I drive? I drive a Chevy Tahoe…Gas prices are crazy as heck,” said Driver Shaun Daniel.READ MORE: 'Nature Shouldn't Be Treated Like A Trash Can': 7th Graders Team Up To Clean Up Lodi Lake
Daniel is already feeling pain at the pumps and it gets worse on Monday, July 1 when California’s state gas tax takes effect and goes up an extra 5.6 cents a gallon.
“It really sucks, especially for lower class people that can barely afford it,” he said.READ MORE: 'Heart Breaks Again': Homeless Advocate Speaks Out As Sacramento Police Investigate Homicide Of Possible Homeless Woman
The 6-cent hike had people filling up before it goes into effect. Californians pay an average of $3.75 a gallon, which is far above the national average of $2.71.
“We already have the highest gas taxes in the nation. I mean, where does it end?” said Grant PetersonMORE NEWS: Woodland Man, 18, Accused Of Intentionally Hitting Man With Car During Argument