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Traffic is beginning to pick up across the country and there are increased vaccinations and decreased pandemic restrictions.  With that in mind, AAA Michigan and The Auto Club Group is reminding drivers about the importance of focusing on the road ahead and not on their smartphones during “Distracted Driving Awareness Month.”

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AAA Travel is expecting at least 34-million fewer Americans to travel over the Christmas-New Year’s holiday season.  But even though there are less travelers, there are still many who will venture out and AAA is advising caution for those do.

“While Thanksgiving is traditionally spent gathering with friends and family, the year-end holidays is when Americans go out for more elaborate vacations, but that will not be the case this year.”

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A new study by AAA finds driving assistance systems in cars may do less to assist drivers and more to interfere.

Are driving assistance systems in new cars working the way they should? New research from AAA says maybe not.

“AAA automotive researchers found that over the course of 4,000 miles of real-world driving, vehicles equipped with active driving assistance systems experienced, on average, some type of issue every 8 miles.”

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After three months of staying at home due to COVID-19, drivers are returning to the roads.  And AAA is urging motorists to avoid falling back into the dangerous driving habits discovered in one of their safety studies.  It’s their annual Traffic Safety Culture Index. 

“The pandemic has highlighted how decisions and behaviors can impact the safety of others. We need to remember that we’re all in this together as it relates to safety on the road as well.”

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For the first time in 20 years, AAA will not give out it’s Memorial Day travel forecast.  The reason stems from the accuracy of the economic data used to create the forecast.  AAA says it has been undermined by COVID-19.

“The annual forecast which estimates the number of people traveling over the holiday weekend, will return next year.”

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AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about nine cents in the past week to about $2.99 per gallon.

The Dearborn-based auto club said Monday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 69 cents more than at the same point last year.

Michigan's lowest average price was about $2.87 in the Marquette area. The highest was about $3.06 in the Ann Arbor area.

AAA says it's the ninth week in a row that the Ann Arbor area has had the highest average. The Detroit-area's average was about $3, up five cents per gallon.

AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 8 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club announced Monday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.67 per gallon. 

Prices are about 30 cents more than at the same point last year. Michigan's lowest average price was about $2.64 per gallon in the Marquette area. The highest was about $2.75 per gallon in the Ann Arbor area. The Detroit-area's average increased about 3 cents to $2.67 per gallon.

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AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have gone up about 8 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club said Tuesday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.68 a gallon. That price is 16 cents more than at the same time a year ago.

Michigan's lowest average price was about $2.60 per gallon in the Marquette area. The highest was about $2.73 per gallon in the Jackson area.

The Detroit-area's average rose about 4 cents to $2.67 per gallon. AAA Michigan says the state has the country's eighth most-expensive gasoline prices.

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The New Year is underway and so are the resolutions.  Many are resolving to lose weight or save money, but AAA Michigan has a different resolution in mind.  Here’s part of their hope for motorists in 2017.

“We make promises to everybody, relatives, spouses, neighbors and AAA wants everybody to take time to make some resolutions about driving and good mentor driving.”

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AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen 7 cents per gallon in the past week.

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.39 per gallon on Sunday.

That's about 21 cents less than it was at the same point last year. AAA says gas prices in the Great Lakes region continue to be among the most volatile in the nation, amid refinery issues and tightening supplies.

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AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 9 cents per gallon in the past week.

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.24 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 73 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

AAA says gas prices in the Great Lakes region continue to be among the most volatile in the nation, amid refinery issues and tightening supplies.

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New research reveals 60 percent of teen crashes involve distraction behind the wheel. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has issued a follow up study as the summer driving season moves forward.  Experts recommend parents should talk to their teens early about distracted driving.

“It starts Memorial Day weekend and it goes through Labor Day.”

AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have dropped about 10 cents in the past week.

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.26 per gallon on Sunday.

That's about $1.24 less than at the same point a year ago.

According to AAA Michigan, gas prices have fallen four weeks in a row.

The auto club surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations across the state.