Figures released by AAA Mid-Atlantic show the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded rose from $2.16 to $2.18 in New Jersey last week. Nationally, the average stayed flat at $2.40 per gallon.
The national average for a gallon of regular is $2.42 right now — $1.12 less than this time last year.
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Motorists continue to see sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.
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AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.55, down 10 cents from last week.
Triple A Mid-Atlantic’s Jim Lardear says if you can get the driving done before the weather turns, do so, but if you absolutely have to travel Wednesday, take your time.
Analysts say it’s likely that gas prices will continue to fall in coming weeks. They say the lower prices are due to decreased demand and lower crude oil prices.
A big cause of that distraction, according to research from the AAA foundation for traffic safety, is imperfect voice recognition systems.
“There really is a difference when teens take driver education,” says Jenny Robinson, a spokesperson with AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Driver education reduces crashes by 4.3% and convictions by nearly 40%.”
“It’s a very busy area with a lot of seniors,” notes AAA spokeswoman Jenny Robinson.
Here are some helpful tips to keep costs down while enjoying a safe and enjoyable trip over the Labor Day weekend.
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