RI Press Release List

GAS PRICES SURGE BY TEN CENTS, SAYS AAA, HIGHEST PRICES LOCALLY SINCE 2015

April 23rd, 2018

Demand is up, inventories of oil and gasoline are down. The result is gas prices are up ten cents from last week, now at the level last seen during the summer of 2015, according to AAA Northeast. AAA’s April 23 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.75 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is just one cent below the national average of $2.76. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 40 cents lower at $2.35 per gallon. “Demand is at record levels fo...Read More


Older Cars Twice as Likely to Break Down; Four Times More Likely to Need a Tow, says AAA

April 17th, 2018

As 64 percent of family travelers gear up for a road trip this summer, AAA warns that the majority of U.S. vehicles are at a higher-than-average risk for a breakdown. A new analysis of AAA roadside data shows that vehicles 10 years and older are twice as likely to end up stranded on the side of the road compared to newer vehicles and on top of that, the odds of needing a tow quadruples. With more than half of cars on the road aged 10 years or older, AAA urges drivers to minimize the chance of a breakdown by getting th...Read More


GAS PRICES UP TWO CENTS, SAYS AAA, HIGHEST PRICES LOCALLY IN LAST SIX MONTHS

April 16th, 2018

Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are up two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast’s April 16 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.65 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is six cents below the national average of $2.71. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 33 cents lower at $2.32 per gallon. “Prices at the pump have hit their highest point in the last six months, and will likely continue to climb—based on higher crude ...Read More


AAA GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO THROW OUT THE FIRST PITCH

April 11th, 2018

            Do you think it looks easy to throw a strike from the mound at Fenway Park? One lucky person will have the opportunity to find out on Saturday, August 4 as part of AAA Member Appreciation Day.             The winner of this year’s AAA Game Day Sweepstakes will receive four State Street Pavilion tickets to see the Red Sox against New York at 4:05 p.m. at Fenway Park and the opportunity to throw out the first pitch. Plu...Read More


GAS PRICES UP THREE CENTS, SAYS AAA

April 9th, 2018

Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are up three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast’s April 9 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.63 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is three cents below the national average of $2.66. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 37 cents lower at $2.26 per gallon. “In spite of a drop in crude oil prices last week, generally higher crude oil prices, coupled with the seasonal switch to the su...Read More


GAS PRICES UP FOUR CENTS, SAYS AAA

April 2nd, 2018

Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are up four cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast’s April 2 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.60 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is six cents below the national average of $2.66. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 35 cents lower at $2.25 per gallon. “Gas prices are going up across the country as the market continues to purge winter-blend gasoline to make room for summer storage,...Read More


DISTRACTION TOPS LIST OF GROWING DANGERS ON THE ROAD

March 29th, 2018

            Distracted driving tops driver’s list of growing dangers on the road, according to a new survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The annual Traffic Safety Culture Index shows that 88 percent of motorists believe distracted driving is on the rise, ahead of other risky behaviors like aggressive driving, drivers using drugs, and drunk driving.             The number of drivers who report using a cellphone behin...Read More


GAS PRICES UP THREE CENTS, SAYS AAA

March 26th, 2018

Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are up three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast’s March 26 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.56 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is five cents below the national average of $2.61. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 33 cents lower at $2.23 per gallon. “With the arrival of spring, gas prices both locally and nationwide immediately became more expensive,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA...Read More


GAS PRICES REMAIN THE SAME, SAYS AAA

March 19th, 2018

Gasoline prices in Rhode Island remain the same this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast’s March 19 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.53 per gallon. Rhode Island’s price is two cents below the national average of $2.55. A year ago at this time, the average price in Rhode Island was 31 cents lower at $2.22 per gallon. “Continued strong demand combined with record U.S. crude oil production has been keeping prices locally relatively stable,” sa...Read More


AAA FOUNDATION MARKS 70 YEARS OF GROUND BREAKING TRAFFIC SAFETY RESEARCH

March 16th, 2018

·         250,000 people admit to falling asleep at the wheel everyday ·         104 million drivers admit to purposely tailgating ·         30 seconds are how long drivers can be distracted after making a cell phone call ·         Double the number of fatal crashes in Washington state after legalization of marijuana Studies from the A...Read More