AAA http://ripr.org en Gas Prices Down A Penny in RI & MA http://ripr.org/post/gas-prices-down-penny-ri-ma <p>Gas prices have dropped by a penny in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The latest survey from AAA Southern New England puts the average gallon of regular unleaded at $3.59. That’s a tiny bit above the national average but lower than what drivers were paying at the pump a year ago.&nbsp;</p><p>Bay State drivers are paying an average $3.51 a gallon. That’s also down a penny from last week.</p><p>AAA urges drivers in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts to shop around, since the range in gas prices spans from 21-cents in Rhode Island to 32-cents in Massachusetts.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:52:48 +0000 Catherine Welch 31290 at http://ripr.org Gas Prices Down A Penny in RI & MA What's Open, What's Closed Due to Snowstorms http://ripr.org/post/whats-open-whats-closed-due-snowstorms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Real-time updates for weather-related school, road and event closings! &nbsp;A service provided by the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ribroadcasters.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">RI Broadcasters Association</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Rhode Island Public Radio.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:22:20 +0000 Aaron Read & James Baumgartner 27106 at http://ripr.org What's Open, What's Closed Due to Snowstorms Gas Prices Jump A Penny in RI & MA http://ripr.org/post/gas-prices-jump-penny-ri-ma <p>Gas prices are up a penny from last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Drivers have seen gas prices climb by 9 cents over the last month in both the Ocean State and the Bay State, that’s according to the latest survey from AAA Southern New England.</p><p></p><p>In Rhode Island, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.52. It’s cheaper in Mass, at $3.44 a gallon. AAA urges drivers in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts to shop around, since the range in gas prices is about a quarter.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:20:57 +0000 Catherine Welch 26709 at http://ripr.org Gas Prices Jump A Penny in RI & MA AAA Study Finds Alarming Rates Of Drowsy Driving http://ripr.org/post/aaa-study-finds-alarming-rates-drowsy-driving <p>Triple A is out with a study that should be a wake-up call for those who drive while drowsy.&nbsp; The problem of sleepy driving is more prevalent than you might realize.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A study on sleepy driving commissioned by Triple ‘A’ finds that 28 percent of motorists reported being so tired in the past month they had a hard time keeping their eyes open.&nbsp; Motorists between the ages of 19 and 24 were the most likely to report driving drowsy.&nbsp; Elderly motorists and those between the ages of 16 and 18 were least likely to drive drowsy.</p><p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:10:18 +0000 Flo Jonic 24319 at http://ripr.org AAA Study Finds Alarming Rates Of Drowsy Driving Travelers Should Prepare For Heavy Traffic This Holiday Weekend http://ripr.org/post/travelers-should-prepare-heavy-traffic-holiday-weekend <p>Travelers should prepare for heavy traffic during the final holiday of the summer.&nbsp; It’s expected to be the highest number of Labor Day travelers since the recession began.</p><p></p><p>AAA is projecting some 34 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over Labor Day weekend. That’s an increase of 4.2 percent compared with last year.</p><p>About 85% percent of travelers will be taking the family car.</p><p>AAA believes gas prices won’t be a major impediment; they’ve been trending down this month compared to August of last year.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:36:01 +0000 John Bender 20910 at http://ripr.org Travelers Should Prepare For Heavy Traffic This Holiday Weekend RI Gas Prices Hold Steady for Third Week in a Row http://ripr.org/post/ri-gas-prices-hold-steady-third-week-row <p>For the third week in a row, gas prices remained unchanged in the Ocean State. Drivers are seeing prices holding steady at $3.59 a gallon for regular unleaded, according to the latest survey from AAA Southern New England.</p><p>That’s up two cents from how much a gallon of gas cost Rhode Island drivers last month. And it’s almost a dime more than drivers in Massachusetts are paying.</p><p>Bay State drivers are paying an average $3.50 a gallon for regular unleaded. That’s up a penny from last week.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:28:16 +0000 Catherine Welch 17043 at http://ripr.org RI Gas Prices Hold Steady for Third Week in a Row RI gas prices jump considerably from last week http://ripr.org/post/ri-gas-prices-jump-considerably-last-week <p>If you haven’t filled up your car in a while you’re in for sticker shock. AAA of Southern New England says gas shot up 12 cents a gallon last week.&nbsp; Much of it has to do with a variety of issues.</p><p>AAA’s weekly survey shows gas averaging $3.66 a gallon in Rhode Island, 12 cents higher than it was just a week ago. AAA spokesman John Paul says it was caused by recent increases in the price of crude oil spurred by refinery outages and other problems.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:52:36 +0000 Flo Jonic 9754 at http://ripr.org RI gas prices jump considerably from last week