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Painful price spike continues at area gas pumps

Gas prices are rising sharply -- hitting a two-year high nationwide -- and you've probably noticed that prices in the D.C. area are following the trend.

Tags: AAA Mid-Atlantic , gas prices , Max Smith

Sunday - 02/27/2011, 05:18pm EST

Area roads in 2010: AAA lists milestones and millstones

Friday's final commute of the year provides a chance to look back at the best and worst of trends and incidents on area roads in 2010.

Tags: AAA Mid-Atlantic , InterCounty Connector , HOT lanes , pedestrian fatalities , Hank Silverberg , Gary Emerling , snowmageddon

Friday - 12/31/2010, 02:48pm EST

AAA: One in 10 admits to driving drunk

When it comes to accidents involving drunk drivers, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are more than two and a half times more dangerous than the average day.

Tags: drunk driving , AAA Mid-Atlantic , New Year's Eve , New Year's Day , Washington Regional Alcohol Program , SoberRide , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 01:17am EST

AAA: Gas hits $3 a gallon for first time during holiday season

Here's a lump of coal in everybody's stocking. For the first time ever the price of gasoline is over $3.00 a gallon at Christmas time, according to AAA.

Tags: AAA , gas prices

Sunday - 12/12/2010, 01:00pm EST

Gas prices near $3 a gallon

The price of gas has never exceeded $3 per gallon during the holidays, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. You are paying 33 cents more per gallon than you were a year ago.

Tags: gas prices , AAA , AAA Mid-Atlantic , Paul D. Shinkman , Kristi King

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 08:39am EST

Drivers growing more concerned over deer collisions

There's an uptick in car crashes involving deer this year, says AAA Mid-Atlantic's John Townsend.

Tags: deer , AAA Mid-Atlantic , Fairfax Times , John Monito

Saturday - 11/20/2010, 11:43am EST

1 million in region to travel for Thanksgiving

Of the more than 1 million people expected to travel, 95 percent will drive.

Tags: Thanksgiving , thanksgiving travel , AAA Mid-Atlantic , AAA , Colleen Kelleher , Adam Tuss

Friday - 11/19/2010, 10:50am EST

D.C. area sees spike in airbag thefts

All cars in the D.C. Metro region are at risk, because thieves steal airbags from specific car models which crooked shops use to fill repair orders.

Tags: theft , airbags , Evan Haning

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 11:26pm EST

Drivers, pedestrians adjust to sun setting earlier

AAA Mid Atlantic is warning drivers to be extra careful behind the wheel as they adjust to having less light during their evening commutes.

Tags: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration , Insurance Institute for Highway Safety , AAA , AAA Mid-Atlantic , traffic accidents , pedestrian deaths , Adam Tuss

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:04pm EST

Gas prices likely to rise in the coming weeks

With crude oil costs approaching $90 a barrel and the continued weakness of the U.S. dollar, analysts say motorists in the D.C. area and elsewhere may pay more at the pump this week.

Tags: AAA , AAA Mid-Atlantic , gas prices , crude oil

Sunday - 11/07/2010, 07:32pm EST
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