Gas prices in Florida averaged $2.34 per gallon on Sunday, the lowest daily price since August 2017 ($2.32). The Florida average has now declined 54 consecutive days for a total of 48 cents. During the past week, the state average dropped nearly 10 cents. World crude prices, however, may begin to edge up, as oil nations discussed output this week.
The state average is 58 cents less than this year’s highest price of $2.92/g in May. Drivers are now paying 10 cents less than this time last year.
Florida gas prices for the month of November averaged 25 cents less than in October. Despite falling gas prices, this was the most expensive November at the pump in four years. The monthly average price of $2.52/g was 5 cents more than November 2017, and 37 cents more than November 2016.
Most expensive gas price averages: Panama City ($2.73), Miami ($2.56) and Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.52). Least expensive gas price averages: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.17), Orlando ($2.18) and Punta Gorda ($2.19).
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
Florida Department of Transportation’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week runs through tomorrow. Florida has more residents over the age of 65 than under the age of 18, as estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau. With over 70 percent of Floridians who participated in Florida’s 2017 Aging Road User Survey relaying that driving is central to their independence, it is important to ensure drivers know what resources are available to them to keep them safe and mobile for life. To sign up for the e-newsletter, or for more information on the community events and available free resources to support Safe Mobility for Life Coalition’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, visit SafeMobilityFL.com/ODSAW2018.htm.