Tampa, FL – The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has fallen for 16 consecutive days, reaching today’s price of $2.21 per gallon. Today’s average is the lowest since February 2015, and represents a savings of 59 cents per gallon compared to the 2015 peak price of $2.80 (June 15th).
“Gas prices keep falling because oil prices are low and gasoline supply continues to outpace demand,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Barring any unanticipated disruptions in supply, or spikes in the price of crude oil, the national average could fall below the $2.00 per gallon threshold for the first time since 2009 before the end of year.”
Knoxville, TN – Potentially unsafe mental distractions can persist for as long as 27 seconds after dialing, changing music or sending a text using voice commands, according to surprising new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
The results raise new and unexpected concerns regarding the use of phones and vehicle information systems while driving.
Tampa, FL – Gas prices are declining again, falling 6 cents nationwide in the past week. Regional prices are also down 2 cents in Florida, 4 cents in Georgia, and 3 cents in Tennessee.
“Average prices rose about a nickel in the past couple weeks due to rising oil prices and elevated demand at the same time that refineries were conducting seasonal maintenance,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “More and more refineries are returning to full capacity, which will beef up supplies, helping to push gas prices lower in the coming weeks.”
Teen Driver Safety Week is October 18th – 24th
Knoxville, TN – A significant number of parents are unaware of Tennessee’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) guidelines, according to a study commissioned by the Tennessee Department of Health.
The survey showed 14 percent of parents who currently have teen drivers or have parented teen drivers in the last five years were unaware of the law. Tennessee’s current GDL law includes restrictions on passengers, cell phone use and driving at night and includes required practice driving time prior to moving to the next phase.
Tampa, FL – Elevated demand and seasonal refinery maintenance kept upward pressure on the price of gasoline last week.
The national average price for a gallon of gasoline rose 2 cents from last week, while average prices jumped 7 cents in Florida, 1-cent in Georgia and 3 cents in Tennessee.
Tampa, FL – The price of gasoline inched up an average of about a cent during the past week, but prices leveled off during the weekend. The national average price of $2.29 is the cheapest for this day since 2004.
“Gas prices fluctuated during the past couple of weeks, because gasoline demand is unusually high at a time when refineries are entering their maintenance season,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Fortunately, the slight upward pressure on prices is typically short-lived and gasoline should get cheaper through the end of the year.”
21% of gas stations are selling gasoline below $2.00 a gallon
Tampa, FL – After falling for 37 consecutive days for total savings of 39 cents per gallon, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline moved slightly higher reaching today’s price of $2.29 per gallon.
Retail averages are up one-tenth of a cent, but on the whole remain discounted with drivers paying the lowest average for this same date since 2004.
Tampa, FL – Gas prices continue falling at a rate of about a half cent a day. The average price in Tennessee fell below $2.00 a gallon last week, while motorists in Florida and Georgia are also beginning to find prices below $2.00 a gallon at various gas stations.
“Gas prices below $2.00 a gallon will become more of a common sight in the southeastern United States,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.
Tampa, FL – Self-parking technology is the way of the future; however, many motorists find it difficult to surrender control of their vehicle to a computer. According to a new AAA survey, nearly 80 percent of American drivers are confident in their parallel parking abilities and only one-in-four would trust this technology to park their vehicle.
Regardless of this, AAA testing found drivers who used their park assist systems during testing experienced 81 percent fewer curb strikes than drivers parking without assistance.
Tampa, FL – According to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) the price of used electric vehicles (EVs) are projected to decrease by 30 percent this year.
One of the factors contributing to declining prices in the EV market is the substantial number of used EV’s coming off lease. NADA Electric Vehicle Retention Report Card suggests trade-in values of two year old EVs have dropped in recent months.
This is exciting news for motorists who have a desire to purchase an EV without the high sticker price of a new one.
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