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Michelle Harris, director of the AAA’s Traffic Safety Culture, said although originally created to assist drivers, the distraction brought by hands free features such as voice-to-text technology is increasing risks on the road.
Gas price increases result from a number of factors, including a rise in crude oil prices, an increase in demand for oil in other countries and oil refinery closings, according to University of Florida economist Raymond Schaub.
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Gas prices jumped in the past week and are expected to continue rising over the next few months.
In a recent study published by AAA, drivers reported to using cellphones in the car despite knowing of the safety risks involved. Florida is one of the few states that does not ban texting and driving and a AAA director said drivers are often overconfident in their texting and driving habits.
Wallets may feel heavier this week as gas prices continue to fall. Florida’s average gas price is $3.63 per gallon, an eight-cent decrease from last week, said AAA Spokeswoman Jessica Brady.
Fuel prices have continued to decrease in Florida, impacting holiday travel. Due to this decrease, more people are traveling by car, especially during the Independence Day holiday. Florida AAA spokesperson Jessica Brady says a predicted 1.8 million Florida residents are going to […]
A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds an increase in the number of teens being involved in fatal car crashes when teens have passengers in the car. Florida AAA traffic safety culture director Michele Harris says […]
A recent Triple A survey finds six out of the top 10 deadliest days for teens occur during summer months. As deadly traffic accidents peak for teens during the summer months of June, July and August, Triple A is urging […]