Tampa, FL – Gas prices remained stable through the Labor Day holiday weekend as 29.7 million people gassed up the vehicle for a road trip.
Prices were the cheapest for the holiday since 2010. Compared to last year’s Labor Day, the average price was 15 cents cheaper nationwide, 19 cents cheaper in Florida, 20 cents cheaper in Georgia and 18 cents cheaper in Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»
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Tampa, FL – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone is killed in a drunk driving crash every 51 minutes on average during the year. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one drunk driving fatality every 34 minutes.
AAA and Bud Light want you to plan ahead for a safer holiday weekend.
Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Slowed by Road Construction
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, August 29th, through 6:00am on Tuesday, September 2nd.
This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.
Tampa, FL – Motorists preparing for a Labor Day road trip will likely see the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2010. Oil and gasoline prices slipped again in the past week and that decline is likely to continue into the holiday weekend.
“Record high oil production is keeping downward pressure on gas prices,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The bottom fell out again on oil prices last week, which should lead to another week of discounts at the pump despite rising demand, as 29.7 million Americans plan to take a road trip for Labor Day weekend.” «Read the rest of this article»
1.3 percent more people plan to travel during final summer holiday
Tampa, FL – AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.
Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and many children head back to school.
Most Child Pedestrian Fatalities Occur during After-School Hours
Tampa, FL - Over 55 million children across the United States are heading back to school. With 13 percent of those school children typically walking or biking to school, AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians and bicyclists during, before, and after school hours.
The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous for walking children.
Tampa, FL – Gas prices continued to slide last week. Motorists are finding gasoline at or below $3.20 in metro markets like Columbus, Chattanooga, Memphis, Orlando and Tampa.
“Motorists are reaping the benefits of booming domestic oil production which has provided the cheapest gas prices for August in years,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The price of oil declined slightly last week, so gas prices could slip even more this week.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – Gas prices have fallen more than 40 consecutive days in the southeastern United States.
Since late June, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped 26 cents in Florida, 25 cents in Georgia, and 24 cents in Tennessee.
“Prices are falling at about a half cent a day and aren’t showing signs of slowing down,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – Motorists heading to the gas pumps are finding the cheapest August gas prices since 2010. On August 1st, 2010, the national average price was $2.74. Since that time, average prices on August 1 ranged from $3.52 in 2012, to $3.71 in 2011.
The current average of $3.50 is 3 cents cheaper than last week and the discount at the pump should continue in the near future. «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – Gasoline is selling at the lowest price since March amid rising gasoline supplies and falling oil prices. The national and Florida average prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline are on a 30-day streak of declines.
Prices in Georgia and Tennessee have fallen 34 and 32 consecutive days respectively.
“Oil prices briefly rose following the crash of Malaysian Airliner Flight MH17, but gas prices didn’t skip a beat last week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Motorists continue to enjoy discounts at the pump and that’s likely to continue this week.” «Read the rest of this article»
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