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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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City of Clarksville receives $1.7 Million grant from U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Hiring Program

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is proud to announce that the City of Clarksville is receiving over $1.7 million dollars in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Hiring Program (CHP).

The grant funds may be used over a three-year period and will be used to hire 14 new police officers. Although the City was informed of the grant’s award on September 29th, the effective date was September 1st, 2014. It is anticipated that the 14 new officers will be hired by June 30th, 2015.

Grant money to be used to hire 14 new Police Officers.

Grant money to be used to hire 14 new Police Officers.

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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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AAA says more Crashes and Convictions for Teens that Skip Driver’s Ed

 

AAA Foundation research reveals opportunities to produce smarter, safer drivers

AAATampa, FL – Although vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, fewer new drivers are participating in what used to be considered a rite of passage – driver education.

State funding and requirements for these programs have declined over recent decades, leaving uneducated teen drivers vulnerable on America’s roads.

New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that teens that skip this important step are involved in more crashes and receive more traffic convictions compared to their peers that participated in driver education. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA says your Vehicle may get better Fuel Mileage than you realize

 

4 out of 5 drivers report better gas mileage than EPA estimates

AAATampa, FL – Motorists looking to save a few dollars on gas mileage can do so by making a few adjustments to their driving habits.

In a study conducted by AAA, 81 percent of drivers reported higher gas mileage than EPA estimates, while only 16 percent reported lower fuel economy than EPA ratings.

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AAA Fuel Mileage Infographic

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AAA says over 41 Million Americans expected to take an Independence Day Getaway

 

Optimistic Americans are dusting off credit cards, helping to boost overall holiday travel volume 1.9% over last year

AAATampa, FL - AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million people who traveled last year and a nearly 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The majority of travelers will be celebrating their freedom with a road trip, with more than eight in 10 (34.8 million) choosing to travel by automobile, the highest level since 2007. «Read the rest of this article»

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NASA uses ground radar to capture images of Asteroid as it passes near Earth

 

Written by Preston Dyches
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA scientists using Earth-based radar have produced sharp views of a recently discovered asteroid as it slid silently past our planet. Captured on June 8th, 2014, the new views of the object designated “2014 HQ124″ are some of the most detailed radar images of a near-Earth asteroid ever obtained.

The radar observations were led by scientists Marina Brozovic and Lance Benner of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. The JPL researchers worked closely with Michael Nolan, Patrick Taylor, Ellen Howell and Alessondra Springmann at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico to plan and execute the observations.

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