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AAA forecasts more than 46 Million Americans will travel on Thanksgiving, most since 2007

 

Improving Economy Brings 1.9 Million More Travelers, Consumers Pay Lowest Gas Prices in Nearly Four Years

AAATampa, 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.

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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 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 says Refinery Outages slow declining Gas Prices

 

AAATampa, 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.”

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AAA says 3 in 4 People will Travel during the Fall

 

45% prefer off-season travel, which can save hundreds of dollars

AAATampa, 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.

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AAA says 3 out of 4 Car Seats are Installed Incorrectly

 

AAATampa, 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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AAA reports 1 in 3 People do not have a Life Insurance Policy

 

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

AAATampa, FL – September is life insurance awareness month, but not everyone understands the importance of having this vital coverage. According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey, one-third of residents (36%) don’t have a life insurance policy.

Of the 36 percent of those who do not have life insurance, one-quarter (27%) do not see the need for a policy. Click here to view the entire survey by state. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Governors Golf’s Austin Kramer tied for fourth at Golfweek Conference Challenge

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUBurlington, IA – Junior Austin Kramer sits in a fourth-place tie after Day 1 of the Golfweek Conference Challenge while he and his Austin Peay State University teammates sit in ninth place overall after Sunday’s opening round, being played at Spirit Hollow Golf Course.

The Knoxville Tennessee junior, Kramer had five birdies and three bogeys on the par-72, 7,222-yard layout as the Govs shot an 11-over 299.

Austin Kramer shot a 2-under 70 in the opening round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Kramer shot a 2-under 70 in the opening round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University interim Golf Coach Dustin Korte makes debut Sunday

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUBurlington, IA – In his first tournament as Austin Peay State University interim men’s golf coach, Dustin Korte will take an extremely young group of Govs to Golfweek’s Conference Challenge, Sunday-Tuesday, at Spirit Hollow Golf Course.

Austin Kramer has ascended to the No. 1 role as the Governors open the 2014-15 season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Kramer has ascended to the No. 1 role as the Governors open the 2014-15 season. (APSU Sports Information)

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