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9:13am

Fri February 28, 2014
Regional Coverage

Potholes pose more problems than usual for upstate drivers

Potholes like these have caused problems for drivers throughout central New York all season.
Gino Geruntino WRVO

Potholes aren't anything new for upstate New York drivers, but the sheer number of them this year is wreaking more havoc than usual.

Steve Pacer, with AAA of Western and Central New York, says calls to their roadside service because of pothole-caused flat tires have increased this year. Other weather related problems like dead batteries and cars stuck in snow banks have also increased this winter.

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7:42am

Wed November 27, 2013
Regional Coverage

Gas prices for Thanksgiving travel hit three year low

Syracuse winter.
Doug Kerr Flickr

Today is the busiest travel day of the year, with an estimated 43.4 million travelers heading home for the holidays. But some Thanksgiving travelers are getting a bit of a break this year by spending less cash to fill their gas tanks on the way to their holiday destinations.

“It’s the lowest Thanksgiving gas price we’ve seen since 2010," says central New York AAA spokeswoman Diana Dibble.

Dibble says motorists will be paying an average of $3.49 in central New York, $3.56 statewide, and $3.21 for a gallon of gas nationally. That’s down 29 cents from last year in Syracuse.

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2:00pm

Thu March 28, 2013
Politics and Government

State budget calls for distracted driving penalties to go up

The New York state budget calls for distracted drivers to pay a higher price for texting while driving or talking on the phone without a hands-free set.

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5:05am

Wed November 21, 2012
Regional Coverage

Number of people traveling up this Thanksgiving

pixelnaiad Flickr

The number of people traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday is up for the fourth straight year.  AAA says the economy and gas prices are two of the biggest factors affecting people's travel plans.

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3:58pm

Fri May 25, 2012
Regional Coverage

Gas prices down: Travel increases this holiday weekend

Carl Wycoff Flickr

If you are planning on hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend, expect some company. AAA expects an increase in holiday travel on the weekend that starts the summer travel season.

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