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More Drivers Running Out of Gas

AAA going out on a lot more calls since March
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2011 2:12 PM CDT
More Drivers Running Out of Gas
A driver fills up in Quincy, Mass.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(Newser) – Your sign of the day that gas prices are getting uncomfortable: AAA reports an 18% increase since March in roadside calls for drivers who have run out of gas. “Before it was more absentminded than anything else,” a Pittsburgh gas station attendant tells KDKA-TV. Now, "I believe people are like, ‘Man, I got to buy something else so I’m not going to put gas in the car. I should be able to make it,’ and they don’t.” The national average is $3.84 a gallon and rising, notes AP. (Read more AAA stories.)

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