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by TAMELA BAKER | June 24, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - That drive to the beach this summer will cost about twice as much as it did just five years ago. With gasoline prices averaging around $3 per gallon on the East Coast and about $3.25 per gallon in the West, summer travelers are having to make adjustments to pay for the added costs. And some aren't traveling at all. "For people that are not traveling, the No. 1 reason is high gas prices," AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman Troy Green said. Among those who are traveling, many are choosing to take shorter trips to closer destinations, Green said.
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By TAMELA BAKER | June 23, 2007
That drive to the beach this summer will cost about twice as much as it did just five years ago. With gasoline prices averaging around $3 per gallon on the East Coast and about $3.25 per gallon in the West, summer travelers are having to make adjustments to pay for the added costs. And some aren't traveling at all. "For people that are not traveling, the No. 1 reason is high gas prices," AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman Troy Green said. Among those who are traveling, many are choosing to take shorter trips to closer destinations, Green said.
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by ERIN JULIUS | June 14, 2007
Local travelers need to learn to plan ahead when traveling outside the country, a local travel agent said as she discussed newly tightened, then relaxed, passport regulations. Citizens traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda who were required to have a passport in hand might not need a passport after all because the United States Departments of State and Homeland Security relaxed that restriction, according to a AAA Mid-Atlantic press release. Travelers still must provide proof that they have applied for a passport and a government-issued photo identification card, according to the release.
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by ERIN JULIUS | November 23, 2006
Clyde and Claudine Miller left Oklahoma City on Monday morning, driving more than 550 miles a day to reach a family Thanksgiving celebration in Reading, Pa., by Wednesday night. Early Wednesday afternoon, the couple stopped at the Pennsylvania Welcome Center off Interstate 81 near Greencastle, Pa. Traffic was good during their trip, and they didn't have to pay more than $2.11 for a gallon of gas, Clyde Miller said. The Millers were two of about 540 guests who stopped at the welcome center Wednesday from 7 a.m. to noon, said Carrie Burdge, a center supervisor.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | September 1, 2006
Labor Day weekend travel is expected to increase slightly over last year's holiday, with most people choosing to drive, according to AAA officials. Nearly all of those interviewed Thursday in Washington County said they planned to stay home this weekend, citing traffic and busy schedules, not gas prices, as their reasons for not traveling. More than 663,000 Maryland residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more from their homes, according to AAA. Nationally, 35.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more, a 1.2 percent increase from the 34.8 million who did so last year.
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January 9, 2006
TOWSON, Md. - To combat the dangers of children and traffic as well as the perils and challenges facing new teen drivers, AAA Mid-Atlantic is announcing its 2005-06 Traffic Safety Poster Program. The contest offers students an opportunity to be creative while reinforcing key messages that are critical to the safety of area youth, according to Ragina C. Averella, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. Traffic crashes are the leading killer of children ages 2 to 14, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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by TARA REILLY | November 23, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com Thanksgiving travelers might notice more than increased traffic on Tri-State area highways. Police say they plan to be out in force as well. "Whenever traffic is increased ... our workload on the interstate is increased," Maryland State Police Sgt. Stacy Jussila of the Hagerstown barrack said Tuesday. AAA Mid-Atlantic anticipates more than 672,000 Maryland and 533,200 Pennsylvania motorists will drive 50 miles or more for Thanksgiving, according to written statements.
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by ADAM BEHSUDI | August 10, 2005
TRI-STATE adamb@herald-mail.com Taking up two pumps at the Sam's Club gas station with his truck and trailer, Jesse Luhn had a lot of gas tanks to fill Tuesday. "It's tearing me up," said Luhn, who operates his own lawn maintenance company and needs to fill not just the tank in his truck, but the tanks in his lawn mowers. With the price of regular unleaded gas hovering around $2.35 a gallon at stations in Hagerstown, prices have hit record highs across the country.
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August 19, 2004
As the school year starts, AAA Mid-Atlantic has the following suggestions for drivers: Slow down in or near school and residential areas, and be sure to come to a complete stop at all intersections. Drive with your headlights on, even during the day, so children and other drivers can see you. Watch for clues such as crossing guards, bicycles and playgrounds, which indicate children could be in the area. Scan between parked cars and other objects for signs that children could dart into the road.
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BY BRIAN SHAPPELL | March 22, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com As gas prices continue to spike, consumers said they are finding themselves with less money in their wallets and fewer ideas for road trips in 2004. Meanwhile, a AAA spokesman said the national and Maryland state record for price per gallon could be broken as early as today. John White, AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman, said the average price in the state for regular unleaded gasoline rose to just less than $1.71 per gallon by Friday. White said the gap between the current average and the record is about .03 cent.
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