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AAA says celebrate the Holidays Safely by Planning Ahead

 

Tow to Go service available December 24th – January 1st

AAA - Traffic Safety FoundationTampa, FL – With so many holiday celebrations held over the next week, AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead 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.

“This next week is usually the busiest time of the year for Tow to Go, but it doesn’t have to be,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA – The Auto Club Group and Executive Director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation. “Please plan ahead to make sure you and your loved ones get home safely.”

Celebrate the Holidays Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate the Holidays Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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Google to Locate New Data Center in Clarksville at former Hemlock Semiconductor Site

 

Google to invest $600 million in eighth US data center located in Clarksville Tennessee

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Google officials announced Tuesday that the company has acquired the former Hemlock Semiconductor site in Clarksville, TN which it will work to transform into a data center.

Google plans to invest $600 million in the project – the company’s eighth U.S. data center and 15th globally – and create 70 new jobs.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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AAA reports Rear Cross Traffic Alerts Fail to Detect Majority of Pedestrians

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – With the holiday season in full swing motorists are certain to experience distracted drivers in crowed parking lots. Drivers and pedestrians navigating through the parking lot can pose a safety risk. Rear cross traffic alert (RCTA) systems on vehicles are used to help motorists avoid these type of accidents.

However, AAA warns drivers not to solely rely on this technology to prevent crashes.

New AAA survey reveals limitations with Rear cross traffic alert (RCTA) Technology.

New AAA survey reveals limitations with Rear cross traffic alert (RCTA) Technology.

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AAA reports U.S. Gas Prices Reach Six Year Lows

 

AAATampa, FL – Earlier this week, average prices in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee slipped under this year’s lows, becoming the lowest state averages since 2009. Today, the national average followed suit.

The lowest average prices of the year were $2.033 (U.S.) on 1/26, $2.072 (FL) on 1/31, $1.987 (GA) on 1/28, and $1.881 (TN) on 1/26. Prices are now the cheapest since March 26th, 2009 (FL), May 6th, 2009 (GA), and March 25th, 2009 (TN).

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AAA reports Gas Prices slip to Six Year Lows

 

November Gas Prices averaged $2.14, declined 11 cents Nationwide

AAATampa, FL – This week, average gas prices slipped under this year’s lows, set in January. Motorists filling-up at the pump in the southeastern U.S. are now finding the cheapest prices in six years (2009).

The lowest average prices of the year were $2.072 (FL) on 1/31, $1.987 (GA) on 1/28, and $1.881 (TN) on 1/26. Prices are now the cheapest since March 26th, 2009 (FL), May 6th, 2009 (GA), and March 25th, 2009 (TN).

Today’s national average of $2.038 remains a fraction of a cent higher than the low set on January 26th, 2015 ($2.033). The price should slip below this year’s low this week, becoming the lowest national average since March 27th, 2009.

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AAA says Thanksgiving Gas Prices hit seven year low

 

AAATampa, FL Last week, motorists enjoyed the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices in seven years (2008). Gas prices declined throughout the holiday weekend, as was forecasted by AAA.

Some non-AAA analysts attempted to grab headlines by forecasting that the national average would dip below $2.00 in time for the holiday, but that did not happen, as the national average on Thanksgiving Day was $2.05 – 75 cents lower than the year before.

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AAA to offer Tow to Go this Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Tow to Go service available November 25th – 28th

AAATampa, FL  This Thanksgiving will see more travelers than it has in the past eight years. Almost 47 million people will be heading somewhere more than 50 miles from home and most of them will be doing so on the road.

With that in mind, 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.

Choose a Designated Driver this Thanksgiving holiday.

Choose a Designated Driver this Thanksgiving holiday.

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Gas Prices Fall in Time for Thanksgiving Holiday

 

AAATampa, FL – When 41.9 million Americans fill-up the car for a Thanksgiving road trip, they will pay the cheapest pump prices for the holiday since 2008. The average price of gasoline nationwide is $2.08, 72 cents lower than last year’s average of $2.80 on Thanksgiving Day.

“Motorists are saving around $11 for a full tank of gas compared to this time last year,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “That gives travelers more money to spend on lodging, shopping and dining out. For those on the fence about taking a trip, these low gas prices could be all the incentive one needs to hit the road.”

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AAA releases Thanksgiving Travel Forecast; 46.9 Million Americans Expected to Travel

 

Seventh consecutive year of growth; the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007

AAAKnoxville, TN – AAA Travel forecasts 46.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday, a 0.6 percent increase from the 46.6 million people who traveled last year and the most in eight years.

With 300,000 additional holiday travelers, this marks the seventh consecutive year of growth for Thanksgiving travel.

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AAA reports Oil Prices Hit Three Month Low, Gas Prices Falling Again

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices should slip lower this week after the price of oil hit its lowest settlement since August. Gasoline prices nationwide are averaging $2.17, after slipping 5 cents last week. Motorists are now saving an average of $11.00 for a full tank of gas. 

“Americans are finding the cheapest gas prices for this time of year since 2008,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Now that oil prices are falling again, pump prices should get even cheaper as we approach the holiday travel season.”

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