(Chicago, IL) - Skyrocketing fuel prices are leading to more travelers running out of gas. AAA reports an increase in roadside assistance calls from motorists stranded with empty fuel tanks.
According to AAA, the group has responded to 60 percent more calls for empty tanks since last year. The surge is blamed on drivers short on cash to fill up with gasoline now at more than $5 per gallon.
AAA has offices nationwide including Chicago and Indianapolis.