Tow to Go service available November 25th – 28th
Tampa, 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.
Tampa, 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.”
Seventh consecutive year of growth; the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007
Knoxville, 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.
Tampa, 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.”
Knoxville, TN – According to new research from AAA, eliminating the spare tire may leave more than 30 million drivers helpless at the roadside. Automakers have been under increased pressure from the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles.
One way to accomplish this is by removing the spare tire and replacing it with tire inflator kits. This reduces the weight of the vehicle providing for better fuel performance. AAA urges automakers to put consumer interests first and rethink eliminating the spare tire.
Tampa, FL – The price of oil moved higher last week and pulled gasoline prices up with it. The average price of gasoline rose 4 cents since October 31st. Average prices in the southeastern U.S. also rose 5 cents in Florida, and 8 cents in Georgia and Tennessee.
“This is one of what should be very few speed bumps in the road to lower gas prices as we close out the year,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gas prices are forecast to remain low the rest of the year, but at their current lows, pump prices are vulnerable to modest fluctuations in the price of oil, which influences about two-thirds the price of gasoline.”
Gas prices fell 74 cents from November – December 2014; will that happen again this year?
Tampa, FL – The price of gasoline tumbled lower last week as it continues to adjust to increased supplies and low oil prices. The average price of gasoline was $2.19 on Sunday, a 2 cent decline from last week.
“Prices should remain low through the holiday season,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The national average could dip well below $2.00 a gallon by Christmas as long as oil prices remain low and there are no interruptions in gasoline supply.”
Tow to Go service available October 30th – 31st
Tampa, FL – 43 percent of all motor vehicle deaths on Halloween involved drunk driving according to the last five years of reported data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That combined with the increased number of pedestrian trick-or-treaters makes for a deadly mix on Halloween night.
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.
AAA wants you to Be Smart, Be Seen and have a Safe Halloween
Knoxville, TN – Halloween is an exciting time of year for many young people, but it also holds its share of hidden dangers. AAA reminds parents and caregivers to take extra precautions if their children will be trick-or-treating on neighborhood streets.
In a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey, 58 percent of parents report they are no more concerned about their children’s safety simply because Halloween falls on a Saturday.
Tampa, FL – As Hurricane Patricia weakens, remnants of heavy rain is still anticipated for the Southeastern part of the United States. AAA urges motorists to be cautious. Heavy rainfall can create dangerous driving conditions with little to no visibility.
It is very important that motorists adjust their typical driving style. Nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes occur each year on wet pavement with more than a half million injuries and 5,700 deaths, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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