AAA: Labor Day weekend gas prices lowest in three years


Drivers in the South - specifically, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee - faced the cheapest prices at the pump, with gasoline costing less than $2.30 per gallon in all seven states.

"Where we came from, gas was about $2 per gallon", Rosser said.

Jetting off to your destination over the long weekend won't save you from delays, with Airlines for America revealing that 95,000 more passengers per day are at USA airports compared to this time previous year.

AAA reports the national gas price average over the holiday weekend will be around $2.59 a gallon.

With the US economy still humming - the latest reading on economic growth is 2 percent - motorists haven't cut back on their fuel purchases.

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Drivers can expect the usually clogged roadways bookending Labor Day weekend, with congestion peaking on Friday and again Monday afternoon when most drivers start and end their weekend getaway, according to analyses conducted by the American Automobile Association.

Jarmusz says gas prices typically aren't the deciding factor whether people drive or not, but they are a bit lower this weekend. "So that's a 40 cent difference and that's a lot cheaper on a fill up".

While speeding-related fatalities declined in 2017, speeding still accounted for more than one-fourth of all crash fatalities.

The Orange County average price is 6.3 cents more than one week ago, 6.1 cents less than one month ago, and 1 cent more than one year ago.