Rising gas prices in NCFL

GAINESVILLE, Fla., (WCJB) --- The state of Florida currently ranks 16th in the nation for the most expensive prices at the pump.

According to a AAA spokesperson, in Gainesville the average gas price is about $2.51, thats up one cent from last week and about a 25 cent increase from last month.

AAA suggest a few habits for drivers to practice. Those include: not slamming on the gas pedal at every green light, not carrying excessive weight in your vehicle and also not using your air conditioner if it's not necessarily needed. There are also other studies that you can view online for other habits to take into consideration when on the road.

A few suggested ways to cut back from rising gas prices is to either carpool, utilize public transportation, or even consider ride sharing.