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AAA says Gas Prices fall for 10 Days Straight

 

AAATampa FL – The low price of oil has given way to declines in prices at the pump. The average price of gasoline fell for the tenth consecutive day Sunday, in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. State averages are 2-3 cents lower than a week ago.

“Motorists filling their gas tanks got a brief reprieve from rising prices, thanks to a dip in oil prices early last week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “But oil finished the week $4.00 higher than it started, which could cause pump prices to climb again in the near future.”

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AAA says drivers paid Cheapest Gas Prices in 12 Years

 

Fuel Savings Approach $10 Billion in the First Quarter of 2016 Compared to the Same Period Last Year

AAATampa, FL Americans paid the cheapest quarterly gas prices in twelve years during the first three months of 2016. Motorists have saved nearly $10 billion on gas so far this year compared to the same period in 2015.

The national average price of gas during the first quarter was $1.86 per gallon, making it the cheapest quarter for gasoline since January-March 2004. Gas prices are expected to remain relatively low compared to recent years, though average prices could rise another 25 cents per gallon by Memorial Day.

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AAA reports that Almost All Tennessee Drivers say Texting While Driving is Dangerous

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – More than 102,000 traffic crashes have been caused by distracted drivers in Tennessee in just the past five years, AAA reports. In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA warns drivers to put it down, don’t text and drive and avoid any activities that divert attention from the primary driving task.

Any distractions could endanger a driver, passengers, or others sharing the road including bicyclists or pedestrians.

Texting while drive is a serious, life-threatening practice is preventable. Be safe behind the wheel - be social off the road.

Texting while drive is a serious, life-threatening practice is preventable. Be safe behind the wheel – be social off the road.

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AAA reports Gas Prices above Two Dollars for first time in Three Months

 

AAATampa, FL The national average climbed above the $2.00 benchmark last week for the first time in 83 days. Sunday’s average price of $2.04 per gallon represents an increase of 6 cents compared to a week ago. The national average has increased for 20 days in a row for a total of 23 cents.

Drivers are paying six cents per gallon more than a week ago and while yearly savings persist, they are beginning to dwindle. Sunday’s price represents a savings of 39 cents per gallon year-over-year, and $1.50 compared to two years ago.

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AAA reports Older Drivers Who Fall at Higher Risk for Crash

 

History of Falling increases Crash Risk by 40 Percent among Older Drivers

AAAKnoxville, TN – Older drivers with a history of falling are 40 percent more likely to be involved in crashes than their peers, according to a new study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Falls limit an older drivers’ ability to function behind the wheel and can make driving risky for themselves and others on the road. These findings are important since annually a record 12 million older adults will experience a fall.

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AAA reports Gas Prices rise 23 cents in 20 Days

 

AAATampa, FL – With each passing day, the price of gasoline gets more expensive. In the past 20 days, gas prices have risen a total of 23 cents nationwide, 29 cents in Florida, 28 cents in Georgia, and 29 cents in Tennessee. 

“Rising oil prices, increased demand, and reduced gasoline supplies have forced motorists to pay more money at the pumps in recent weeks,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “And it may not get any cheaper anytime soon. AAA forecasts that prices could rise a total of 30-50 cents by Memorial Day weekend.”

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AAA Offers Tow to Go for St Patricks Day

 

Tow to Go service available March 17th

AAAKnoxville, TN – Having a plan to celebrate safely doesn’t require the luck of the Irish. Whether you host a St. Patrick’s Day Party or attend one, AAA wants everyone to get home safe and sound. That means having a Designated Driver, calling a cab or staying where you are celebrating.

“Impaired driving can ruin more than just a good celebration,” 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 make it home safely.”

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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AAA reports Gas Prices Rise 7-14 Cents in One Week

 

AAATampa, FL – Motorists likely noticed another week of increases in prices at the pump. Throughout the past seven days, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded rose 7 cents in Florida, 12 cents nationwide, 14 cents in Georgia, and 16 cents in Tennessee.

“Gas prices continue on an upward trend, which is normal for this time of year,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors facing Kansas, history in NCAA Tournament

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – After making a history-making run through the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament last week, Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team will have to face a history making challenge once again in the NCAA Tournament.

The Governors (18-17) were the first eighth-seed to win the OVC Tournament championship, winning four games in four days, but now a bigger undertaking awaits them as a 16-seed and having to go up against the NCAA Tournament’s overall number-one seed Kansas (30-4).

Austin Peay Governors pose for a group photo following the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks at Municipal Auditorium. Austin Peay won 83-73. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Austin Peay Governors pose for a group photo following the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks at Municipal Auditorium. Austin Peay won 83-73. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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AAA reports Gas Prices Rise 6-10 Cents in One Week

 

AAATampa, FL – Motorists likely noticed an increase in prices at the pump last week. Gas prices are following their seasonal upward trend, increasing an average of 6 cents in the past week. The national average rose 11 days in a row – the longest streak of increases since May 2015 – for a total of 11 cents before leveling-out on Sunday. 

“Shifts in the price of oil, supply and demand, and refinery maintenance, are all factors pushing gas prices higher,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Fuel supplies usually tighten this time of year as Americans begin taking spring vacations and refineries reduce output while conducting seasonal maintenance. These factors will likely push gas prices 30-50 cents higher by Memorial Day weekend.”

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