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»
Residents can visit AAA.com/Gas to find the cheapest gas prices in town
Tampa, 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 www.AAA.com/Gas , 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»
Tampa, 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»
Consumers Paid the Cheapest September Gas Prices in Four Years
Tampa, 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»
Tampa, 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.”
45% prefer off-season travel, which can save hundreds of dollars
Tampa, FL – The summer travel season is over, but a new survey shows the majority of Americans are not ready to put their luggage away.
According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey, three in four people plan to take at least one leisure trip of 50 miles or more, requiring overnight accommodations, in the next three months. Click here to view the survey.
Gas could fall below $3.00 a gallon by years end
Tampa, FL – Motorists continue to enjoy a discount at the pump, as gas prices fall to their lowest point since February. Nationally, the price of gas fell 6 cents in the past week, marking a seven week decline in gasoline prices.
“Last week refineries switched from producing summer to winter-blend fuel,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Winter-blend gas is cheaper to produce, because it does not require the additives necessary in summer-blend. Also, here in the U.S. we continue benefiting from historic domestic oil production. Both of these factors continue placing downward pressure on gas prices.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – The Auto Club Group joins organizations nationwide to encourage parents and caregivers to make sure their children are riding in a safe seat.
“Three out of four car seats today are installed incorrectly,” said Michele Harris, director of traffic safety culture, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Too often, we see kids who are in a car seat that’s installed incorrectly or not using an age-appropriate booster seat. It’s a timely reminder to be sure children are safe and secure in the right seat for them.”
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