Gas prices are up five cents in the past week making it more expensive to drive to your Easter Weekend destination.
Even higher prices are on the horizon.
Tom Kloza, the global head of energy analysis at the Oil Price Information Service in Wall, New Jersey, predicts gas prices could go up another 15 cents a gallon in the next three weeks.
“We’ll be switching in many places from winter gasoline which is less expensive to summer gasoline. So we’ll probably see the highest prices for regular gasoline that we’ve seen since 2014.”
Your holiday trip could get a lot more costly if you’re caught texting behind the wheel.
Gary Poedubicky, the Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, says police are targeting distracted drivers as part of a national enforcement campaign.
“In our state the fines are $200 to $400 for a first offense and could increase up to $800 and also three insurance points for subsequent violations.”
Many drivers are still using a hand-held phone, and Poedubicky says the crackdown could help change their behavior.