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AAA says take the Fright out of Halloween Night by choosing a Designated Driver

 

AAATampa, 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.

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AAA says Halloween One of the Most Dangerous Days for Pedestrians

 

AAA wants you to Be Smart, Be Safe and Be Seen this Halloween

Halloween Night Creates a Scary Combination for both Pedestrians and Motorists

AAATampa, 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.

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AAA reports Gas Prices fall to a 46 Month Low

 

AAATampa, 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»

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NASA to host Social Media Event for Orion Spacecraft’s First Test Flight

 

Written by Courtney O’Connor
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA invites social media followers to apply for credentials to get a preview of the Orion spacecraft’s first flight test during NASA Social events December 3rd involving each of its 10 centers.

Orion will launch on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Liftoff is targeted for 4:05am PST (7:05am EST) December 4th.

An artist's impression of the first Orion spacecraft in orbit attached to a Delta IV Upper Stage during Exploration Flight Test-1. (NASA)

An artist’s impression of the first Orion spacecraft in orbit attached to a Delta IV Upper Stage during Exploration Flight Test-1. (NASA)

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AAA says United States Shale Boom a gift to Motorists

 

Consumers are Paying the Lowest Price at the Pump in over Two Years

AAATampa, 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»

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NASA reports Partial Solar Eclipse to occur on October 23rd

 

Written by Tony Phillips
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Sunsets are always pretty.  One sunset this month could be out of this world. On Thursday, October 23rd, the setting sun across eastern parts of the USA will be red, beautiful and … crescent-shaped.

“It’s a partial solar eclipse,” explains longtime NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak. In other words, the New Moon is going to ‘take a bite’ out of the sun.

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AAA reports Gas Dips below $3.00 in some Markets

 

AAATampa, 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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AAA Launches New “Fuel Price Finder”

 

Residents can visit AAA.com/Gas to find the cheapest gas prices in town

AAATampa, 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»

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AAA reports discount at the pump hits temporary snag

 

AAATampa, 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»

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Tennessee Volunteers lose to Florida Gators 10-9 at Neyland Stadium

 

University of Tennessee - UT VolsKnoxville, TN - Florida’s winning streak against the Vols continues.

Florida took its first lead of the game with 6:20 left in regulation and held on for a 10-9 victory over Tennessee (2-3, 0-2 SEC). It was the Gators (3-1, 2-1 SEC) 10th consecutive victory in the series, dating to a 30-28 Vols’ victory on Sept. 18th, 2004, on a last-second field goal by James Wilhoit.

Florida’s quarterback change from Jeff Driskel to Treon Harris proved to be the difference for the Gators getting their offense kick-started. He led the Gators to both of their scoring drives and their 10 fourth-quarter points.

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