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Be careful out there: travel tips from the AAA
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Thomas Perumean
November 27, 2019 - 7:05 am
Across the nation, AAA forecasts over 55 million people are traveling for the holiday weekend, about a 3% increase over last year. AAA spokesperson Don Redman says in the Gulf States region, about 13 million will be traveling, with many of them opting for driving over flying. “The car is still the...
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Near-record travel predicted this Thanksgiving
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Chris Miller
November 25, 2019 - 8:28 am
You may notice the office is starting to empty out as people get ready for Thanksgiving. There will be a lot of traveling, according to the American Automobile Association. "You can expect delays on almost every mode of transportation," said AAA spokesman Don Redman, who said there will be a near-...
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Jim Hanzo
October 16, 2019 - 8:40 am
What are gas prices doing at your neighborhood station? You should be seeing a slow, but steady decline. After prices jumped in September, October gas prices seem to be coming down. "We're now looking at prices about 6 cents cheaper then where we were just a few weeks ago," said AAA's Don Redman...
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Don Ames
October 04, 2019 - 11:40 am
A new study from AAA finds that autonomous emergency braking systems are inconsistent, and only occasionally effective in detecting pedestrians at speeds above 30 mph. The findings are a reminder to drivers to stay alert, says AAA spokesperson Don Redman. "Never assume that your vehicle is going to...
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Chris Miller
September 11, 2019 - 7:57 am
The price of gasoline is up slightly this past week, and we could see some changes at the pump fairly quickly, according to AAA. It’s September, the kids are back in school, and pretty much no one is taking road trips, but the price of gasoline has crept up to $2.156 on average in metro New Orleans...
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Don Ames
August 31, 2019 - 8:41 am
Labor Day Weekend gas prices are down 40 cents a gallon from where they were this time last year, and down 16 cents in just the last month alone. AAA Fuel Analyst Don Redman says this time last year we were paying about 2.60 a gallon during one of the busier times for road traffic. He notes for...
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Don Ames
August 29, 2019 - 9:53 pm
A new AAA study shows fatalities caused by drivers running red lights have hit a 10-year-high. Nationally, 939 deaths were recorded in 2017, the last full year the numbers were available. AAA spokesperson Don Redman says the trend is being reflected locally. “We’re not immune here in Louisiana,"...
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Jim Hanzo
August 26, 2019 - 8:31 am
Crude oil prices are sitting at just under 55 dollars a barrel as the summer is coming to an end. So what does that mean for prices at the gas pump? "By the fall we are looking at a statewide average of around $2.05 a gallon and many service stations will be well under that," said AAA fuel analyst...
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Chris Miller
August 08, 2019 - 12:06 pm
Gasoline prices may have hit their summer peak already, and are now sliding again. Demand for crude oil has fallen, says AAA analyst Don Redman. So why is demand down all of a sudden? "The market is concerned about global economic concerns, and we've seen the price of crude drop about two dollars a...
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Chris Miller
July 16, 2019 - 8:38 am
Gasoline prices have been steadily marching upwards the last few weeks, but you can't blame it on Hurricane Barry meandering through the Gulf coast. AAA spokesman Don Redman said more typical reasons are to blame: oil prices up in recent weeks, and some tension regarding Iran. "And on top of that,...
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