Tampa, FL – AAA Travel projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013.
Almost 90 percent of travelers (41.3 million) will celebrate the holiday with a road trip and will enjoy the lowest gas prices in nearly four years. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, November 26th through Sunday, November 30th.
Tampa, FL – Motorists continue enjoying the lowest gas prices in four years. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped 52 consecutive days Sunday, falling 45 cents since September 26th.
During that same period, gas prices fell 41 cents in Florida, 49 cents in Georgia and 45 cents in Tennessee. The streak of declines is 42 in Florida, 43 in Georgia, and 44 in Tennessee.
“Gas prices are plunging in-line with the falling price of oil, declining demand, and pumps selling winter-blend fuel which is cheaper to produce,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gas prices should only get cheaper through the rest of the year.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – Motorists saw prices continue to plunge at the pump last week. The national average price for gasoline fell for the 42nd consecutive day Sunday. Meanwhile, the streak of declines is 37 days in Florida, 38 in Georgia, and 39 in Tennessee.
“Cheap gas prices couldn’t come at a better time as millions of Americans make travel plans for the holiday season,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Prices are the lowest in four years, which should influence more people to take a trip, drive farther, or drive instead of fly.” «Read the rest of this article»
Gas Prices Hit Their Lowest Point since December 2010
Tampa, FL – The national average for regular unleaded gasoline fell below $3.00 per gallon for the first time since December 22nd, 2010 on Saturday.
More than sixty percent of U.S. gas stations are currently selling gas lower than $3.00 a gallon, while twenty-three states currently have averages under the $3.00 mark today. «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, 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.
AAA wants you to Be Smart, Be Safe and Be Seen this Halloween
Halloween Night Creates a Scary Combination for both Pedestrians and Motorists
Tampa, 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.
Tampa, 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.
Meanwhile, Tennesseans are enjoying the second lowest gas prices in the nation. «Read the rest of this article»
AAA Foundation Research Suggests States Could Reduce Crashes by Extending GDL Requirements
Tampa, 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.
Consumers are Paying the Lowest Price at the Pump in over Two Years
Tampa, 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»
Tampa, 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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