JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Gas in one Jacksonville station fell below $3.00, and drivers are taking advantage of it. "You can't beat it anywhere," said Kathy Harrell.
"It's about time. It's about time," said Harlyn Bennett.
Drivers on Mayport Road say it's a sight for sore eyes. "It makes you want to run and slap your mama," said Harrell.
"I am very surprised. Matter of fact if I had gas cans, I would be filling those too," said Kimberly Leinwebber.
The price for a gallon of regular unleaded at the Safari Gas Station on Mayport and Plaza Roads is just $2.98. "If it goes down a little more, it would make me a little happier," said Bennett.
"It helps tremendously, tremendously," said Harrell.
It's the kind of sticker shock that is keeping this station pretty full. But drivers all over the city could be seeing these kind of prices soon too.
"On average right now we are seeing $3.20, but as you saw there are places around Jacksonville that are going to be cheaper than that. And there are also places around the state that are going to be cheaper than that," said David Cawton with the AAA.
The AAA is expecting about 1.8 million Floridians to hit the road this Fourth of July holiday. That is four percent more drivers than this time last year.
"They are traveling more because you are able to pinch that penny a little bit more," said Cawton.
"This is what we need. It's helping our pockets. We've been hurting for a long time. Now we are getting something finally," said Bennett. Analysts say they expect the national average to be below $3.00 by Halloween.