AAA Southern New England http://ripr.org en More Drivers Hitting The Road This July 4th Weekend http://ripr.org/post/more-drivers-hitting-road-july-4th-weekend <p>As always Independence Day travel is expected to be heavy. This year will see about 41 million people moving around the country.</p><p></p><p>That’s about two percent higher than last year’s rate, which may be in part due to the holiday falling on a Friday.</p><p>In New England nearly three percent more people are expected to travel.&nbsp;David Raposa of AAA of Southern New England attributes the higher travel rate in New England to one thing: the region’s small size.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:33:40 +0000 John Bender 36112 at http://ripr.org More Drivers Hitting The Road This July 4th Weekend 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 Up In RI & MA http://ripr.org/post/gas-prices-ri-ma <p>Drivers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts will find gas prices a bit higher this week – up by two cents in Rhode Island. Gas prices in both states are higher than the national average.</p><p></p><p>Even though prices at the pump took a bigger jump in Massachusetts, on average Rhode Island drivers are still paying more. The latest survey out of AAA Southern New England finds Ocean State drivers paying $3.48 for the average gallon of regular unleaded, while Massachusetts drivers are paying $3.44.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:09:59 +0000 Catherine Welch 29254 at http://ripr.org Gas Prices Up In RI & MA 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 After Steady Climb, Gas Prices Dip Slightly in RI & MA http://ripr.org/post/after-steady-climb-gas-prices-dip-slightly-ri-ma <p>Drivers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts will find gas prices a bit lower. The slight dip comes after a steady climb for the last month at the pumps.</p><p>A gallon for regular unleaded is down three cents this week, according to the latest survey from AAA Southern New England.</p><p>The average gallon in Rhode Island is at $3.77, that’s much higher than the national average. And it’s almost a dime more than drivers in Massachusetts are paying. Bay State drivers are paying an average $3.69 a gallon for regular unleaded. That’s down two cents from last week.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:06:02 +0000 Catherine Welch 19533 at http://ripr.org After Steady Climb, Gas Prices Dip Slightly in RI & MA 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 Gas Prices Still Going Up in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/gas-prices-still-going-rhode-island <p>Gas prices continue their upward spiral in Rhode Island.&nbsp; The cost per gallon rose three cents this week, according to AAA of southern New England.&nbsp; Prices are now 28 cents higher per gallon than a month ago.</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:21:44 +0000 Flo Jonic 10958 at http://ripr.org Gas Prices Still Going Up in Rhode Island RI Drivers Paying a Nickle More at the Pump http://ripr.org/post/ri-drivers-paying-nickle-more-pump <p>Drivers keeping track of prices at the pump may have noticed that the average gallon of regular unleaded will cost a nickel more than it did last week.</p><p>That extra nickel now puts the average price of regular unleaded at $3.79 a gallon. That’s higher than the national average. AAA Southern New England urges Rhode Islanders to shop around since the range in price spans 26-cents.</p><p>Across the border in Massachusetts the average price went up by four cents to $3.72 a gallon, just a penny shy of the national average of $3.73.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:42:28 +0000 Catherine Welch 10528 at http://ripr.org RI Drivers Paying a Nickle More at the Pump