RI Press Release List

GAS PRICES DOWN TWO CENTS, SAYS AAA

January 15th, 2018

Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast’s January 15 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.51 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is two cents below the national average of $2.53. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 20 cents lower at $2.31 per gallon.“Rhode Island, for the moment, is bucking the national trend of increasing prices,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Northeast Senior Vice Presid...Read More


CRASH RISK REMAINS HIGH WHEN USING MODERN SMART PHONES

January 9th, 2018

Drivers interacting with cell phones to perform tasks such as texting or surfing the internet are two to eight times more likely to be involved in a crash, according to a new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Drivers who are talking on their cell phones are up to four times as likely to be involved in a crash.             The new report updates previous research, some of which is more than ten years old. The goal of the AAA Foundation was to exa...Read More


GAS PRICES UP TWO CENTS, SAYS AAA

January 8th, 2018

Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are up two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast’s January 8 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.53 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is four cents above the national average of $2.49. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 18 cents lower at $2.35 per gallon.“Crude oil prices at the end of 2017 were the highest at the end of the year since 2013, helping to keep pump prices from their traditional...Read More


GAS PRICES UP THREE CENTS, SAYS AAA

January 2nd, 2018

High travel volume in the northeast over the holidays helped drive up the price of gasoline last week, as prices in Rhode Island are up three cents over a week ago, according to AAA Northeast.AAA Northeast’s January 2 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.51 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is two cents above the national average of $2.49. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 20 cents lower at $2.31 per gallon.“Although prices at the pump nationally w...Read More


Keep Calm and Drive On: Don’t Let Road Rage Ruin Your Holidays

December 22nd, 2017

The holidays bring joy and cheer, but can also lead to increased stress and aggression behind the wheel. According to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year. Approximately 8 million U.S. drivers engaged in more extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver. As a record 97.4 million drivers prep...Read More


GAS PRICES DOWN FOUR CENTS, SAYS AAA

December 18th, 2017

Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down four cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast’s December 18 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.52 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is nine cents above the national average of $2.43. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 28 cents lower at $2.24 per gallon.“More than 97 million Americans will be driving to this year’s holiday destinations, so lower prices here in the northeast are a tim...Read More


Have Holiday Plans, Will Travel: Record-Breaking 107 Million

December 14th, 2017

 ‘Tis the season to traditionally spend with family and friends and this year Americans are traveling in record numbers. AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday period from Saturday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 1. This will be the highest year-end travel volume on record and a 3.1 percent increase in travel volume compared with last year. 2017 marks the ninth consecutive year of rising year-end holiday trav...Read More


Don’t Be Fueled: Premium Not Always Worth the Price

December 12th, 2017

According to new research from AAA, premium gasoline offers some benefit to select vehicles, but is becoming increasingly expensive for drivers. In recent years, the price gap between premium and regular-grade gasoline has risen from a historically steady 10 percent to 25 percent or more per gallon. While past AAA research has shown no benefit in using premium gasoline in a vehicle designed to operate on regular fuel, new testing indicates that some vehicles – those that recommend, but do not require premium gasolin...Read More


GAS PRICES DOWN THREE CENTS, SAYS AAA

December 11th, 2017

Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. Drivers can expect pump prices to continue to drop heading into the holiday season as supply strengthens and fall gasoline demand weakens.AAA Northeast’s December 11 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.56 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is ten cents above the national average of $2.46. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 34 cents lower at $2.22 per gallon.“...Read More


WHAT GOES UP, MUST COME DOWN (But not as quickly)

December 4th, 2017

Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have meandered around the $2.60 mark for the last two months, and today still sit 25-30 cents higher than late August, just before Hurricane Harvey struck Texas. AAA Northeast’s December 4 survey of prices in Rhode Island found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.59 cents per gallon, one cent lower than a week ago. Rhode Island’s price is eleven cents above the national average of $2.48. A year ago at this time, the average price in the state was 39 cents lower at $2.20 per gallon.&...Read More