Transportation

AAA and Budweiser Partner to Provide Free Rides for the Tipsy

AAA and Budweiser Partner to Provide Free Rides for the Tipsy

Throughout Florida a number of programs offer free rides to individuals who have had too much to drink.

AAA and Budweiser offer a service called "Tow to Go"
that provides private party goers and licensed establishments a way to get people home safely. Adults in need of a ride can call 1-800-AAA-HELP. AAA will dispatch a tow truck and will take both the driver and the vehicle home, free of charge. This service is available throughout Florida - to both AAA members and non-members.

The free towing service is not only available on the 4th of July, but over the entire long weekend from July 1 through July 5.

According to FHP, Tow to Go removes the number one excuse for drunk driving - the intoxicated motorist not wanting to leave their car - by not only taking the driver home safely, but also their vehicle home safely too.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, June 27

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, June 27

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 6.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.58/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, June 20

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, June 20

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.66/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Passengers Stuck on Plane Returning From Baltimore

Passengers Stuck on Plane Returning From Baltimore

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Passengers on flight 1007 from Baltimore have deplaned after being stuck at the gate for about 25 minutes.

The reason for the delay is due to the front door to the plane becoming stuck.

First Coast News Managing Editor Casey Clark was on that flight and snapped these pictures for us of the commotion on the plane.

Ground crews with Southwest Airlines brought an open stairwell to the rear of the plane for passengers to deplane through the back exit.

At this time everyone has deplaned safely.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Issues Wildfire Smoke Driving Tips

With visibility being low due to smoke, please remember to drive with caution. 

Weekly Gas Price Update, June 13

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.71/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Jacksonville Lane Closings, Week of June 13

I-10 resurfacing and widening project between Lane Avenue and Halsema Road

I-10 westbound between Lane Avenue and the Cecil Commerce Center Parkway (SR 23) and the I-10 westbound ramps at I-295, Marietta and Chaffee Road WILL BE TOTALLY CLOSED from 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 until approximately noon on Sunday, June 12. Detour signs will be posted.  One westbound lane on I-10 will be closed on Sunday, June 12 from noon until approximately 6:30 p.m. The ramp from I-295 northbound to I-10 westbound WILL BE TOTALLY CLOSED on the night of Friday, June 10 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Detour signs will be posted. The on and off ramps for I-10 eastbound traffic to Chaffee Road WILL BE TOTALLY CLOSED between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. on the nights of Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15. Detour signs will be posted. Single eastbound lanes will be closed between 6:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. and westbound lanes may be closed between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Sunday, June 12 to Friday, June 17. This project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2012.