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Even with Hands Freed, Tech Devices Remain Dangerous for Drivers

By on June 12th, 2013 | Last updated: June 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm

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.

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Average gas price in Gainesville higher than national average cost

By on February 19th, 2013 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 4:56 pm

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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Feb. 5, 2013: Afternoon News in 90

By on February 5th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.

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Florida gas prices will continue to rise, says AAA spokesman

By on February 4th, 2013 | Last updated: February 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Gas prices jumped in the past week and are expected to continue rising over the next few months.

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Majority admit to cellphone use while driving, think others doing same are a threat

By on January 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 12:12 am

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.

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Average Florida gas price drops eight cents

By and on October 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm

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.

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Less pain at the pump this July 4th

By on July 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm

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 [...]

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AAA Study: Teen drivers more at risk for fatal crash when accompanied by a passenger

By on May 11th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:39 pm

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 [...]

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Triple A study reminds parents summer vacation should not be a vacation from safety

By on June 7th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

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 [...]

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