AAA Expects Busy Memorial Day Weekend Travel to Delaware Beaches

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Memorial Day weekend – and the unofficial start of the summer season – is nearly here. AAA Mid-Atlantic expects nearly 125,000 Delawareans will travel over the holiday weekend – more than 4% higher than last year! Nearly 90% of those travelers will take to Delaware’s roads – kicking off what officials expect could be a…

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Gas Prices Jump Higher – Nationally & in Delaware

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For some time gas prices have been steadily not moving – but this week they surged 12 cents higher to a national average of $3.28. In Delaware the price at the pump increased 14 cents to $3.25. AAA Mid-Atlantic officials say a significant contribution to the increase is a shutdown at a large refinery in…

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New Year’s Day Ranks Among Deadliest Days on U.S. Roadways

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The New Year’s holiday consistently ranks among the year’s deadliest days for alcohol-related traffic fatalities. “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 13,384 people died in drunk driving crashes in 2021.” Jana Tidwell, who is the manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic says with many people celebrating the New Year and then…

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Gas Prices Falling for the Holidays & Holiday Travelers

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Gas prices keep dropping ahead of Christmas. The national average for a gallon of gas has dropped 10 cents since last week to $3.08 on Friday. In Delaware the price has dropped 7 cents in the last week to $2.96 a gallon. AAA Mid-Atlantic officials say tepid demand and the low cost of oil –…

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AAA Estimates More to Travel for Thanksgiving Holiday

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If you’re planning to visit friends or family over Thanksgiving – you will be among a LOT of travelers – regardless of whether you go by planes, trains or automobiles. AAA Mid-Atlantic expects over 55-million people will travel 50 miles or more over the Thanksgiving holiday period – an increase of 2.3% from last year…

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Gas & Crude Oil Prices Continue to Fall

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The price at the pump continues to fall. At the national level, the price of gas dropped 8 cents in the last week – dropping to $3.43 per gallon. In Delaware the price at the pump fell 9 cents last week to an average of $3.10. AAA Mid-Atlantic officials say that data from the Energy…

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Gas Prices Lower – But Delaware Sees Increase

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Gas prices continue to fall across the country – the national average fell 7 cents last week to $3.55 per gallon. However Delaware saw an increase of 4 cents in the last week pushing the average to $3.15 a gallon. Crude Oil also increased just over a dollar to last week at $88.75. Officials at…

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Gas Prices Falling

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Gas prices are falling like autumn leaves. The national average fell 9 cents last week to $3.74 and in Delaware the price at the pump was down 15 cents in the last week to $3.25. AAA Mid-Atlantic officials say the primary reasons are slack demand and a drop in crude oil which fell $8 per…

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Fraud Complaints, Identity Theft on the Rise; Travelers and College Students Heading Back to Campus Urged to Protect Themselves

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As many people try to get vacation time in before the summer season draws to a close and college students get ready to head back to campus, AAA Mid-Atlantic reminds travelers to protect against identity theft. Spokeswoman Jana Tidwell tells the Talk of Delmarva about an increase in fraud complaints… Those statistics are from the…

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Gas Prices Slightly Higher this Week

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Higher oil prices are pushing the price at the pump higher. The national average for a gallon of gasoline increased 2 cents since last week to $3.58 on Friday. In Delaware the price increased 7 cents in the last week to $3.50. AAA Mid-Atlantic says data from the Energy Information Administration shows gas demand increased…

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Gas Prices Show a Slight Drop

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Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of gasoline has dropped just a penny to $3.49. Since Thursday Delaware saw a drop in the price at the pump of 12 cents to $3.36 while Maryland has seen a drop of 5 cents $3.41 on the Shore. AAA Mid-Atlantic officials say gas demand continues…

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Gas Prices Continue to Rise with the New Year

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Demand for gasoline has increased – and the price at the pump has increased as well. The national average has increased 12 cents to $3.29 a gallon since the start of the new year – but is still 1 penny less than a year ago. In Delaware the price is at $3.33 – 21 cents…

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Gas Price Average in Delaware Drops Below 3-Dollars a Gallon

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As the trend of rising costs continues, drivers are experiencing some relief at the gas pumps. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, after setting a record high of $4.99 per gallon on June 14, today’s Delaware gas price average dropped below $3.00 per gallon for the first time since September 2021. Today the average price for regular…

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Major Winter Storm to Cause Rapid Freeze on Roadways

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Winter has officially arrived, and a storm is sweeping across the country. AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging travelers to monitor the situation and be prepared to make changes in your plans. The storm will begin as rain locally on Thursday, but a 40-plus degree temperature drop in a matter of hours on Friday will turn rain…

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Smile: That School Bus May Be Watching You

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School districts on Delmarva that did not start the new school year before Labor Day are doing so this week. That means more school buses are rolling out each weekday. At least one school district is providing an additional layer of safety and security for students who take the bus. The Sussex Tech Board of…

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Gas Prices Continue to Fall

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Gas prices continue to fall and holiday travelers are finding better prices at the pump than earlier in the season. The national average for a gallon of gas was at $3.80 on Friday – a drop of 6 cents on the week – but still 62 cents higher than a year ago. However in mid-June…

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Gas Prices Continue to Fall

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For the 4th week in a row, gas prices have fallen. The national average dropped 15 cents over the past week to $4.57. The average price at the pump in Delaware is at $4.50 – a drop of 10 cents in the past week. Officials at AAA Mid-Atlantic say the drop in gas prices is…

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