Florida gas prices dipped below $2.50 per gallon for the first time since March 12. The state average declined 9 cents during the past week.
Nearly every state’s gas price average is cheaper than a week ago, a month ago and a year ago. Today’s national average is $2.74, which is seven-cents cheaper than last week, 13-cents less than a month ago and 18 cents cheaper than a year ago.
According to a recent AAA Travel survey, two-thirds of leisure travelers (64 percent) plan to take vacations this summer.
Last week, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded jumped an average of 14 cents in three days. In total, the state average increased by 25 cents in 10 days.
Gas prices are back on the rise, now that the oil market is regaining strength.
The plunge at the pump continues this week, and now gas prices are poised to have their lowest start to the New Year since January 1, 2016.
A record-setting 5.9 million Floridians will travel 50 miles or more for the final holidays of the year – the most since AAA began tracking holiday travel in 2001.
The discount at the pump is beginning to slow down in some southern states. Gas prices in Florida declined fractions of a penny on Sunday, after declining 1-2 cents a day for the past seven weeks.
Gas prices in Florida averaged $2.34 per gallon on Sunday – the lowest daily price since August 2017 ($2.32).
Oil prices hit a new low last week, further fueling the plunge at the pump. Gas prices in Florida dropped another seven cents last week.
With Halloween falling on a Wednesday, AAA is reminding evening commuters and other motorists to expect more pedestrians on the road, as millions of children and families across the country will be trick-or-treating through neighborhoods.
Gas prices in Florida jumped 10 cents last week and Sunday’s state average of $2.82 per gallon is the highest daily average since August.
More and more, drivers are recognizing the value in having vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like blind spot monitoring systems, forward collision warning, and lane keeping assist.
As part of Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 23-29, AAA and other safety organizations are encouraging parents to take the time to ensure their children are in the correct seat for their age and size when riding in the car.
Hurricane Florence had little to no effect on prices at the pump last week.
AAA will give Florida eighth graders the chance to go on the trip of a lifetime.
Ride-hailing continues to gain popularity in urban markets across the United States. With the increased use of ride-hailing, AAA evaluated the cost of utilizing these services as a primary mode of transportation.
Nearly 83 percent of older drivers report never speaking to a family member or physician about their safe driving ability, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
It is critical that parents check their insurance policies before sending their children back to college. With tuition fees, books, and meal plans, some families don’t consider the new risks that heading to college can create.
Gas prices rose two cents nationwide last week, as prices in the southeast face upward pressure. Wholesale gasoline prices rose eight cents in Florida and Georgia, and seven cents in Tennessee.