Tampa, FL – Gas prices have been falling at a consistency not seen since last summer. State average prices fell for the 40th consecutive day in Florida and Georgia on Sunday, for a total discount of 19 and 23 cents respectively.
The average price in Tennessee fell for the 39th day in a row, for a total decline of 22 cents. The Tennessee state average fell below $2.00 a gallon on Friday for the first time since April 27th, 2016.
Knoxville, TN – Nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study released today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
The most alarming findings suggest that approximately eight million U.S. drivers engaged in extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver.
Tampa, FL – Gas prices have fallen for more than a month and the discount at the pump doesn’t show any signs of letting up. Sunday’s pump prices declined for the 33rd consecutive day in Florida and Georgia, and 32nd day in Tennessee.
During this time, gas prices declined 14 cents in Florida, 18 cents in Georgia, and 17 cents in Tennessee. These current streaks of declines are the longest since last fall when prices dropped for 37 straight days beginning in August. Today’s average prices for regular unleaded gasoline are $2.20 in Florida, $2.10 in Georgia, and $2.03 in Tennessee.
Tampa, FL – Many motorists choose a gas station based on location or price, but a recent AAA study reveals there is a difference in fuel quality depending on where you purchase your gas.
One-third of retailers nationwide sell gasolines that meet TOP TIER™ standards among all octane grades. Gasolines that earn the TOP TIER™ designation are marketed as containing enhanced, engine-cleaning detergent additives that promote optimal vehicle performance by minimizing engine deposits.
Tampa, FL – AAA forecasted that a record-breaking 36.3 million Americans would take an Independence Day road trip this weekend. Those who did, found the lowest gas prices on July 4th in 11 years.
“Despite the high demand, gas prices declined throughout the holiday weekend making travel even more affordable,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.
Tow to Go Program Available All Holiday Weekend
Tampa, FL – Independence Day traditionally ranks as one of the year’s deadliest holidays due to drunk-driving crashes.
The most recent data available from the 2014 holiday weekend revealed that 164 people were killed in crashes involving at least one driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. That number represents almost half (41%) of all crash fatalities for the entire holiday weekend.
Nashville, TN – Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at midnight on Thursday, June 30th through 6:00am on Tuesday, July 5th to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.
Tampa, FL – Britain’s vote to leave the European Union could impact Americans in a variety of ways; one of them could be lower gas prices. The price for crude oil, which is globally traded on the stock market, declined by nearly $2.50 the day after the “Brexit” vote.
Since two-thirds the price of gasoline is influenced by oil prices, this reduces the likelihood of gas prices rising in the near future.
Tampa, FL – Prices at the pump are moving lower, but face upward pressure due to increased oil prices. Crude oil reached 11-month highs last week and that could lead to higher gasoline prices.
“Rising oil prices typically lead to increased gas prices, but that has not happened yet,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Fortunately, last week’s shift in oil prices was not dramatic and wholesale prices are lower than a week ago, so it’s possible pump prices could get cheaper.”
Tampa, FL – Gas prices have fallen for nine consecutive days, reaching today’s average of $2.33 per gallon.
Gasoline demand remains on track to set a new all-time high for the 2016 summer driving season, however, crude oil remains relatively less expensive than recent years which is contributing to direct savings at the pump.
Drivers are saving a nickel per gallon on the week, but are paying five cents per gallon more on the month.
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