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4th of July travel busier this year due to lower gas prices says AAA

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you are planning to travel this Independence Day, you may want to prepare yourself for some bumper to bumper traffic. ABC Columbia: travel According to AAA, 49-million Americans are expected to travel farther than 50 miles from home this year. Experts say low gas prices, mixed with the nations low-unemployment rate, are the driving factors behind…

AAA pushes safety for National Bike to School Day

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Leave the car keys at home and oil the chain on your bicycle and grab your helmet so you can take part in National Bike to School Day Wednesday May 8th, 2019. The annual event was created in a effort to get children to not only be more active, but also give them an opportunity to…

Prices at the pump increase again

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)– Prices at the pump are on the rise, again, this week. According to AAA Carolinas, South Carolina’s $2.40 average is 10 cents more than a week ago. The price at the pump right now is also 25 cents more than a month ago, AAA estimates. “Increased demand due to the start of a busy spring travel season…

Gas Prices Spike in the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Gas prices are spiking. According to AAA Carolinas, drivers are paying more at the pump than they were this time last year. According to AAA, Columbia’s gas price average is $2.34 and last week drivers were paying $2.28. According to AAA, South Carolina’s $2.33 average is up five cents over the last week and 11 cents over last….

Prices at the Pump continue to drop below $2 a gallon in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Prices at the pump continue to drop well below the National average here in South Carolina. And it looks like December is bringing with it prices below $2 a gallon in the Midlands. Gas Buddy show the midlands average around $2.08 a gallon, which is down from $2.50 a gallon just last month. And the lowest prices…

AAA: More Travellers on Roads this Memorial Day

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–A new report suggests Memorial Day travel this year will be the busiest in 13 years, despite a sharp increase in gas prices. According to Triple-A, more than 41 million Americans will travel for the unofficial start of summer, the most since 2005. But the trip will cost you, the travel organization also says gas prices will be the…

Record Number of Travelers for the 4th

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A record number of travelers are hitting the road home this July 4th. According to Triple-A more than 630,000 South Carolinians were expected to travel more than 50 miles between Saturday and Wednesday. Experts say the increase in travelers is due to the lower gas prices, among the lowest in 12 years on Independence Day. Categories: Local…

AAA Carolinas Launching Campaign Against Distracted Driving

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – With the summer driving season here and the Fourth of July weekend approaching, AAA Carolinas is urging motorists to avoid distracted driving. The motor club based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is launching a new safety campaign even as new research finds that distracted driving, especially using cellphones, can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. The…

Hit the Road Jack: Record Travel in Carolinas Expected

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A record number of motorists from the Carolinas are expected to head out on the highway this Memorial Day weekend, with gas prices the lowest in more than a decade. AAA Carolinas forecasts that just over 1 million North Carolina motorists and nearly 50,000 in South Carolina will take road trips to celebrate the first big…