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2021 AAA Car Guide Offers Inside Track for the Latest in Vehicle Tech

 

AAAOrlando, FL – According to AAA, driver interest in advanced safety technology is high. When asked which of these systems they want in their next vehicle, two-thirds (67%) of drivers say Automatic Emergency Braking, followed by Reverse Automatic Emergency Braking (63%) and Lane Keeping Assistance (61%).

A majority of new vehicle models come equipped with at least one of these systems. To help consumers navigate the marketplace, AAA created its annual AAA Car Guide, which ranks and rates the latest in-vehicle technology, including alternative fuel vehicles.

2021 AAA Car Guide

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National Gas Price Average rises Two Cents

 

Tennessee has some of the Cheapest Gas Prices in the Country

AAAWashington, D.C. – At 9.1 million b/d, United States gasoline demand recorded its second-highest measurement since mid-March 2020, indicating that motorists are filling up more often.

This latest demand reading is the highest spring number released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in two years. In fact, it is only about 3% below the same week in 2019.

U.S. Demand Readings Looking More Like Spring. (AAA)

U.S. Demand Readings Looking More Like Spring. (AAA)

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AAA reports National Gas Price Averages at $2.86 since beginning of April

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – AAA says that despite gasoline demand mostly increasing this month, the national gas price average has seen little movement, fluctuating up or down by only a penny to $2.86 or $2.87.

In fact, 10 of the past 12 days saw a steady hold at $2.86 despite demand reaching its highest measurement—8.9 million b/d for the week ending April 9th—in more than a year.

National Gas Price Average has changed little since April. (AAA)

National Gas Price Average has changed little since April. (AAA)

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices go up Two Cents

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County has the Third Most Expensive Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAANashville, TN – Tennessee gas prices saw upward momentum at the pump over last week, mainly due to rising crude oil prices. On average, pump prices across the state rose by two cents over last week. 

The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.70 which is the same price as one month ago and $1.10 more than one year ago. 

Upward pressure on crude oil prices could mean small increases at the pump. (AAA)

Upward pressure on crude oil prices could mean small increases at the pump. (AAA)

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AAA Says Drivers Who Use Alcohol, Marijuana have Risky Driving Behaviors

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – People who use both alcohol and marijuana are some of the most dangerous drivers on the road – they are significantly more likely to speed, text, intentionally run red lights, and drive aggressively than those who don’t, according to data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

They also are far more likely to report driving under the influence of alcohol than those who consume only alcohol and not marijuana.

AAA Says Drivers Who Use Alcohol and Marijuana have Risky Driving Behaviors. (AAA)

AAA Says Drivers Who Use Alcohol and Marijuana have Risky Driving Behaviors. (AAA)

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AAA says Gasoline Supply, Refinery Utilization on the Rise as Crude Oil Prices Decline

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – AAA reports Refinery utilization is at its highest measurement this year: 84%.

This strong utilization rate, as measured by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), helped contribute to the addition of 4 million bbl of gasoline, pushing overall supply levels to 234.5 million bbl for the week ending April 2nd.

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices fall One Cent on Average

 

AAANashville, TN – For the second time this year, the Tennessee Gas Price average saw a week over week decrease – down a penny compared to last week. 

The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.68 which is 4 cents more than one month ago and $1.05 more than one year ago. 

Cheaper crude oil prices likely to help keep price fluctuation low this week. (AAA)

Cheaper crude oil prices likely to help keep price fluctuation low this week. (AAA)

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AAA finds most users are satisfied with their Mobility On Demand experience

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – On-demand transportation options, such as Lyft, Uber, GIG Car Share, Zipcar, electric scooter sharing, and bike-sharing, are growing fixtures in American cities, though approximately six in 10 people admit they have tried them only once, or not at all.

According to a national survey co-sponsored by ITS America’s Mobility on Demand Alliance, AAA, and Cubic, those who have used one or more of these Mobility on Demand (MOD) services had a positive experience.

Mobility On-Demand – Try It, You’ll Like It. (AAA)

Mobility On-Demand – Try It, You’ll Like It. (AAA)

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AAA Survey shows Traveler Optimism Grows as Summer Approaches

 

AAANashville, TN – Traveler confidence is growing as COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccinations become more readily available. A new AAA survey reveals that nearly half of Tennesseans (49%) are comfortable taking a trip. That’s almost a 10 percentage-point increase compared to our previous survey in January.

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Vaccinations fuel traveler confidence; Tennesseans are more willing to fly and stay in a hotel. (AAA)

Vaccinations fuel traveler confidence; Tennesseans are more willing to fly and stay in a hotel. (AAA)

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AAA: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

 

AAANashville, TN – AAA believes no life is worth losing to distraction. Focused drivers save lives. AAA is urging all drivers to pay attention and focus on the road during National Distracted Driving Awareness month and all year long.

According to Tennessee crash data from 2020, there were 20,415 crashes involving a distracted driver – resulting in 69 fatalities.

Distracted driving is more than just talking, texting on your phone. (AAA)

Distracted driving is more than just talking, texting on your phone. (AAA)

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