Despite efforts to build cars to better withstand accidents and reduce threats posed by distracted driving, traffic fatalities for the first three months of 2012 have shown a "significant increase" compared with government statistics from a year earlier.
Maybe it's because of falling gas prices or simply the day of the week, but this Independence Day, holiday travelers will be out in full force.
A House committee passed a measure Thursday maintaining current tractor-trailer sizes and weights for three years until a study can be completed on the potential costs incurred by allowing longer and heavier trucks on U.S. roads.
Could tractor-trailer rigs almost as long as Boeing 737s be driving on a highway near you? If a new transportation bill proposed by House Republicans passes, the answer is yes, and the safety ramifications would be astronomical, say congressional opponents of the bill and the AAA Auto Club.
More Americans are hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday, despite higher gas prices, according to the motorist group AAA.
The American Automobile Association is suing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey over toll increases that recently went into effect at New York City bridges.
Whether you're flying or driving to your destination, traveling during the holidays can be tiring, confusing and stressful.
Travelers across the United States arrived en masse at airports, hit the roads and boarded trains Wednesday, a day before the Thanksgiving holiday.
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In these recessionary times -- and they don't appear to be going away any time soon -- everyone's ears perk up when they hear about new ways to save money on the cost of owning and operating an automobile.
Oil prices settled slightly higher Thursday, giving back strong gains from earlier in the session, after a big selloff on Wall Street overshadowed optimism about the economic outlook and future energy demand.
The price of oil fell Monday as investors remained focused on last week's bad economic news and bet that demand for petroleum products will continue to decline.
Oil prices fell Friday after a government report showing significant job losses added to concerns about weaker demand in an ailing economy.
The price of oil jumped Wednesday, capping a volatile year with a swing of $7 from the session low to the close, as investors responded to news of a possible supply disruption in Europe.
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Oil fell on Monday and ended at a 21-month low as fears over the global economic slowdown accelerated on news that Japan officially fell into a recession.
Remember $4 gas? Soon it will be $2 gas.
Remember $4 gas? Soon it will be $2 gas.
Oil prices fell Friday as investors took cues from from the selloff in stocks as an indicator of weak global demand for energy.
Retail gasoline prices fell further overnight, bringing the decline since the summer's record high to nearly $2 a gallon, according to figures released Friday.
The price of oil fell to a 19-month low Tuesday, sliding below the psychologically important $60 level, as investors looked past China's massive economic stimulus plan to focus on weak global demand and a stronger dollar.
Gasoline prices fell overnight, settling Tuesday to approach the lowest level in roughly three years, according to the American Automobile Association.
Gasoline prices fell overnight, settling to the lowest prices in nearly 19 months, a survey for the American Automobile Association showed Monday.
Gasoline prices fell overnight, settling to prices not seen since this time last year, a survey for the American Automobile Association showed Friday.
The price of oil rose Monday as investors weighed a potential OPEC supply cut against longer-term concerns about weakening demand.
Gasoline prices fell overnight, moving to within 3 cents of the $2.90 a gallon mark after sliding below $3 over the weekend, a survey for the American Automobile Association showed Monday.
Oil prices fell Wednesday amid concerns that global economic weakness will continue to crimp demand for energy.
If there's one bright spot in a bad economy, it's that gasoline prices have fallen, and they're expected to drop even further.
Gas prices across the Southeast and Midwest soared over the weekend, and while many would blame Hurricane Ike, human nature may be a more likely scapegoat.
President Bush Saturday said officials will ensure gasoline stations don't gouge customers after Hurricane Ike, but with some prices near $5 a gallon, some consumers were not so sure.
More Americans, tired of skyrocketing gas prices, are crossing the border to Mexico, where fueling up costs a great deal less.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on Americans who are crossing the border into Mexico to fuel up.
With a rise in Thanksgiving travelers expected, even the White House is getting involved. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports
Imagine you're having a really bad week: Monday, your tire blows out. Tuesday, you lock your keys in the car and Friday, your car battery dies.
As you plan your Memorial Day travel and festivities Five Tips is here to get you safely on the road and back.
Despite near record gas prices and repeated cries for someone to do something about them, the American motorist plans on driving even more this Memorial Day weekend than they did last year, according to a AAA study released Thursday.
Oil prices fell Wednesday despite the fact that the government said supplies of gasoline rose less than expected.
Motorists weary from paying near-record gas prices can expect a little relief at the pump, the government said Tuesday. But not much.
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Reversing an upward trend to near record prices, the cost of gasoline slipped by a penny over the weekend, with a nationwide survey showing a drop for the first time in five weeks. But motorists shouldn't expect a big rollback any time soon.
Owning a car these days is becoming more expensive. Driving a car costs about $7,834 a year according to the Automobile Association of America.
Oil prices jumped above $72 a barrel to yet another record Wednesday after a government report said supplies of crude made a surprise decline and gasoline stocks fell far more than expected.
As American drivers shell out more and more money at the pump with each passing day, some are asking whether big oil companies are scheming to withhold supplies in order to boost prices.
As gasoline prices spiral upward ahead of the high-demand summer season, some traders and consumer advocates are laying at least part of the blame squarely on the doorstep of the federal government.
Ever since Hurricane Katrina and Rita, we've seen the highest gas prices ever while oil companies have seen their profits soar. As U.S. senators grill oil company Big Wigs from ExxonMobil and Shell, today's 5 tips lets you in on how to fight back at the pump.
Drivers in much of the Southeast -- and especially Georgia -- probably have a hard time believing reports of retreating or stable gasoline prices around the rest of the nation.
Gasoline prices edged lower Friday, with the price of regular unleaded gasoline falling by more than a penny, according to AAA's daily fuel gauge report.
After peaking on Labor Day, gas prices continued a slow slide Thursday, according to AAA's daily fuel gauge report.
Consumers can expect retail gas prices to rise to $4 a gallon soon, but whether they stay there depends on the long-term damage to oil facilities from Hurricane Katrina, oil and gas analysts said Wednesday.
Gasoline prices eased for the fourth straight day Friday, edging lower from a record high set at the beginning of the week, according to travel club AAA's daily fuel gauge report.
Gasoline prices eased for third straight day Thursday, edging lower from a record high set at the beginning of the week, according to travel club AAA's daily fuel gauge report.
Gasoline prices climbed to a new high, above $2.60 per gallon Monday, according to travel club AAA's daily fuel gauge report, extending more than a week of record-setting gains.
Gasoline prices climbed above $2.60 Friday to set a seventh straight record, according to travel club AAA's daily fuel gauge report.
Prices at the pump struck their fifth consecutive high Wednesday, according to travel club AAA's daily fuel gauge report.
Prices at the pump struck another record high Tuesday, according to travel club AAA's daily fuel gauge report.
Gasoline and diesel prices raced to another record high Monday, according to travel club AAA's daily fuel gauge report.
Gasoline and diesel prices stayed on their record-breaking course Friday, according to travel club AAA's daily fuel gauge report.
Average retail prices for gasoline and diesel climbed to record levels Thursday, according to travel club AAA's daily fuel gauge report.
Despite the highest gas prices ever recorded, according to the American Automobile Association, more than 31 million of us will be traveling in our cars between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Gasoline prices continued to climb Thursday, extending a trend that has seen record prices every day for almost two weeks.
Gasoline prices continued to climb Wednesday, extending a trend that has seen record prices every day for almost two weeks.
Gasoline prices kicked off the workweek with another record setting day despite an ease in the cost of crude, which has fallen more than three dollars a barrel since the middle of March.
It seems there's no end in sight for record-setting prices at the pump, with gasoline prices striking a new high above $2.12 Friday, according to an AAA survey.
The average cost of driving in the United States is nearly unchanged from one year ago despite higher costs for gasoline, a travel group said Monday.
Gasoline prices continued to charge into uncharted territory, hitting another record high Monday despite crude falling from all-time peaks, according to an AAA survey.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Gasoline is tracking the rising cost of oil, reaching a new all-time high just a day after U.S. light crude did the same, and well before the peak demand summer driving season.
For those who thought gas prices were troubling before, there's a new reason to complain about pain at the pump.
If gas prices seem high, it's because they're within a hair of hitting a new record, according to the American Automobile Association.
Record-high gas prices aren't putting a dent in Americans' travel plans this Memorial Day weekend, or their plans for more expensive vacations this summer.
Memorial Day travelers aren't letting a little gas price surge get in their way.
Gasoline prices fell Tuesday for the first time in a week, the AAA motor club said Wednesday.
The average price of gasoline at the pump has hit a record high of $1.738 a regular self-serve gallon, according to the Automobile Association of America.
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