Press Release Category: Transportation

Despite High Gas Prices, Carolinians Plan to Travel in Record Numbers for Memorial Day Weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 16, 2018) – AAA Carolinas projects an estimated 1,260,000 North Carolinians and 593,250 South Carolinians will travel this Memorial Day weekend, the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005 and an increase of 5% from last year. “Although Carolinians will be filling up at the pumps with the highest gas prices since 2014, […]

Gas Prices Rise Following White House Announcement to Withdraw from Iranian Nuclear Deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 14, 2018) – At $2.87, the national gas price average jumped six cents on the week in part due to the White House’s decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran. Motorists are seeing 19 percent of gas stations selling gas for $3.01 or more. Today’s national average is 16-cents more expensive than one […]

More Motorists Consider Going Electric in Next Vehicle Purchase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 8, 2018) – American appetite for electric vehicles is heating up. A new AAA survey shows that 20 percent or 50 million Americans will likely go electric for their next vehicle purchase, up from 15 percent in 2017. With lower-than-average ownership costs, increased driving ranges and the latest advanced safety features, AAA sees […]

Students Across the Carolinas Prepare to Bike to School

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 7, 2018) – Students across the Carolinas are gearing up to bike to school Wednesday, May 9 for National Bike to School Day. The Carolinas have jumped on board, with 223 schools registered to participate. North Carolina’s participation has increased, with 219 registered schools compared to 195 in 2017. South Carolina’s number […]

Carolinians Take Comfort in the Drop in Gas Prices – but Prices Expected to Rise

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 7, 2018) – Some Carolinians saw gas prices drop a penny or two on the week for the first time this year. Others across the state saw them continue to climb. With North Carolina’s state average at $2.67 and South Carolina’s at $2.55, the biggest trend on the week is price fluctuation. […]

AAA Carolinas Urges Safety During Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

AAA Carolinas Urges Safety During Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Holiday is Notorious for Binge Drinking CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 4, 2018) – AAA Carolinas urges those planning to celebrate Cinco de Mayo to do so responsibly in an effort to keep motorists and pedestrians safe. While Cinco de Mayo, celebrated on May 5, is filled with […]

AAA Carolinas Offers Tips for Teens and Parents During Prom Season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 3, 2018) – Prom night is a milestone in most teenagers lives, but unfortunately the special evening usually coincides with alcohol consumption and other dangerous behaviors. With prom season in full swing, AAA Carolinas is warning teens and parents about the deadly consequences facing those who participate in underage drinking and illegal […]

April Ends with Most Expensive National Gas Price Average Since 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 1, 2018) – Hitting $2.81, today’s national gas price average has reached the highest price per gallon since November 2014. Today’s national gas price average is 16-cents more expensive than last month and 43-cents more expensive that last year at this time. This year’s pump prices will not be reminiscent of 2014, […]

Summer Travelers Seek Fun in the Sun

Summer Travelers Seek Fun in the Sun AAA Travel bookings reveal top summer vacation destinations CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 1, 2018) – Thousands of Carolinians are gearing up for summer vacations both domestically and internationally. While many plan to visit sandy beaches, others are looking for adventure in National Parks and even abroad. The climb in […]

Week After Week, Gas Prices Tick Upward

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 25. 2018) – Gas prices continue to climb in the Carolinas. North Carolina’s current average is $2.67, a 4-cent increase on the week and a 19-cent increase on the month. South Carolina’s average is $2.54, a 5-cent increase on the week and a 15-cent increase on the month. The Energy Information Administration’s […]