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AAA says take the Fright out of Halloween Night by choosing a Designated Driver


AAATampa, FL – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on Halloween night in 2012, almost half (48%) of all crash fatalities involved an impaired driver.

AAA and Bud Light want motorists to plan ahead this year if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

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AAA says Halloween One of the Most Dangerous Days for Pedestrians


AAA wants you to Be Smart, Be Safe and Be Seen this Halloween

Halloween Night Creates a Scary Combination for both Pedestrians and Motorists

AAATampa, FL – Halloween can be one of the most deadly nights of the year for both pedestrians and motorists. With the increased number of pedestrians trick-or-treating and party goers that could be impaired behind the wheel, it makes for a scary combination.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities.



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AAA reports Gas Prices fall to a 46 Month Low


AAATampa, FL – Nationwide motorists are paying the cheapest price at the pump since 2010. The average price of gas has now fallen below the $3.00 mark in seventeen states.

Georgia is one of the newest members of the $3.00 club, the average currently sits at $2.93.

In Florida gasoline is hovering around $3.04, but in metro markets like Orlando, Pensacola, and Tampa motorists are have already seen the average dip below the $3.00 threshold.

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Experience Matters More than Age with Young-adult Driver Safety


AAA Foundation Research Suggests States Could Reduce Crashes by Extending GDL Requirements

AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyTampa, FL – Experience behind the wheel may matter more than age when it comes to the safety of young-adult drivers, according to two new studies by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These results suggest that states could reduce road crashes, fatalities and injuries by extending graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws to novice drivers beyond age 17. AAA is promoting this research as part of National Teen Driver Safety Week, which takes place from Oct. 19th-25th.

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AAA says United States Shale Boom a gift to Motorists


Consumers are Paying the Lowest Price at the Pump in over Two Years

AAATampa, FL – U.S. oil production has soared to its highest level since 1985, placing downward pressure on oil and gasoline prices. WTI crude settled at $82.75 on Friday, after dropping below $80.00 a barrel for the first time in two years on Thursday.

The savings at the pump, created by the US “Shale Boom”, comes as a relief to consumers as the holiday shopping season approaches. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports Gas Dips below $3.00 in some Markets


AAATampa, FL – Motorists are beginning to find gasoline selling less than $3.00 a gallon at filling stations in the southeastern United States. The average price in Tennessee is $3.00 a gallon. However, the state averages remain well above $3.00 in Florida and Georgia.

“Gas prices declined dramatically last week and more discounts are on the way,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA The Auto Club Group. “It will soon be increasingly common for motorists to find gasoline cheaper than $3 a gallon. Demand is low and domestic oil supplies are high, putting downward pressure on the price of both oil and gasoline. State averages in Florida and Georgia could be flirting with the $3.00-mark by Thanksgiving.” «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA Launches New “Fuel Price Finder”


Residents can visit to find the cheapest gas prices in town

AAATampa, FL – Beginning today, residents in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee can easily locate gas stations selling the cheapest gas in town. All you have to do is visit , and look for the “Fuel Price Finder.”

“Gas prices are already drifting lower, but this free tool will help motorists find the best deal possible,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The program does not require registration and is free whether you are a AAA member or not.” «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports discount at the pump hits temporary snag


AAATampa, FL – Maintenance season at refineries along the Gulf Coast caused gas prices to spike in the southeastern U.S. last week. Prices reportedly climbed 10 cents overnight Wednesday at some gas stations in Florida, but the overall state average did not change as dramatically.

Compared to last week, the current average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is 2 cents more in Florida, but prices are already beginning to fall again. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA says Gas Prices to keep dropping in October


Consumers Paid the Cheapest September Gas Prices in Four Years

AAATampa, FL – Drivers across the United States paid the lowest September gas prices since 2010. The national average was $3.39 per gallon, which was about 13 cents less than last year and 44 cents cheaper than 2012.

Throughout September, Florida gas prices averaged $3.32, which was 14 cents cheaper than last year, and 46 cents less expensive than 2012. In Georgia, the average price was also $3.32, which was 7 cents cheaper than last year and 43 cents less than 2012. The average price in Tennessee was $3.17, which was 56 cents less than last year and 47 cents cheaper than 2012. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA says Refinery Outages slow declining Gas Prices


AAATampa, FL – Gas prices remained relatively stagnant last week, falling a mere three hundredths of a cent nationwide.  Refinery outages in both Canada and Texas have caused the steady decline in gasoline to come to a halt and even spike in some markets. The Pensacola metro area in Florida saw a 6 cent rise in the average price of gas.

“Refinery maintenance, especially in the Gulf, is causing the tightening of supplies is some areas,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.  “As a result of these refinery issues, the downward pressure on gas prices motorists saw earlier in the month has stopped.”

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