Tampa, FL – According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey, over a third (36%) of motorists have driven multiple times in the past year after consuming alcohol. AAA urges everyone to prepare for a safe holiday weekend if they intend to drink away from home.
That means choosing a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating, or arranging for another form of safe transportation.
Holiday Travelers won’t be Delayed by Road Construction
Nashville, TN – Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00noon on Friday, May 27th through 6:00am on Tuesday, May 31st.
This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend.
Tampa, FL – Gas prices rose throughout the week, but stabilized during the weekend as 33.9 million Americans plan a road trip for Memorial Day – the second-most auto travelers for the holiday on record.
“Gas prices rose an average of 6 cents last week, but Memorial Day travelers should still enjoy the lowest holiday gas prices since 2005,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.
Tampa, FL – Motorists are seeing the gas prices hit their highest average since October, yet motorists saw very little movement at the pump this week. The national average increased 1 cent from last week and has remained above $2.00 a gallon for 53 consecutive days.
“Motorists are seeing some of the highest prices at the pump of the year,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.
Knoxville, TN – Thunderstorms are creating flash flood situations in Northern Tennessee. AAA urges motorists to be cautious. Heavy rainfall can create dangerous driving conditions with little to no visibility. It is very important that motorists adjust their typical driving style.
Nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes occur each year on wet pavement with more than a half million injuries and 5,700 deaths, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tampa, FL – Motorists saw very little shift in prices at the pump last week as oil prices seemed to stabilize. Gas prices are hovering at their highest levels in more than six months, and the national average has remained above $2.00 per gallon for 46 consecutive days.
Sunday prices averaged $2.21 both nationwide and in Florida, $2.19 in Georgia, and $2.07 in Tennessee.
Knoxville, TN – In 2014, 21,022 motor vehicle passengers lost their lives. Tragically some of these deaths could have been prevented if the passenger had been wearing a seat belt. Seat belts save lives.
Yet, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research found nearly 1 in 5 drivers (17.8%) report having driven without wearing their seat belt in the past 30 days; nearly one-fifth (15.2%) report doing this more than once, and more than 1 in 20 (5.6%) report driving without a seat belt fairly often or regularly.
Tampa, FL – Prices at the pump should get more expensive this week thanks to an increase in oil prices and high demand for gasoline. Crude oil prices rose for the third consecutive week, making the cost to produce gasoline more expensive.
Gas prices nationwide have increased for 20 of the last 23 days, rising 16 cents to Sunday’s average of $2.20.
Save Lives During National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Knoxville, TN – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. AAA – The Auto Club Group are reminding motorists to Slow Down, Move Over.
The law requires motorists to give adequate space to law enforcement, tow truck drivers, utility service vehicles and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.
Tampa, FL – After declining the first few days of last week, prices at the pump rose in line with the price of oil. The national average price of gasoline is $2.13 – 2 cents more than a week ago, but pump prices remain 38 cents less than a year ago, and $1.56 less than this time two years ago.
“The price of oil rose $4.00 last week, which could lead to a total increase of nearly 10 cents at the pump in the near future,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.
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