NJ Press Releases

AAA Finds Average Gas Price Up One Cent in New Jersey

Florham Park, N.J., July 16, 2018 — The average price at the pump in New Jersey is $2.91 today, just one cent more expensive than last week ($2.90), according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price is two cents cheaper than one month ago ($2.93), but 62 cents higher than it was on July 16, 2017 ($2.29). AAA’s July 16th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.87, up one cent from last week ($2.86). The national average price today is three cents ...Read More

Apple, Google software reduces driver distractions — but not by much

Florham Park, N.J., June 27, 2018 — When compared to a new car’s built-in infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto are less distracting because the cloud-based software makes it easier to make calls and program navigation while driving. But that doesn’t mean using smartphone-based technology while driving is very smart, says the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In its latest research on distracted driving, the Foundation discovered the Apple and Google systems, on avera...Read More

AAA: New Jersey’s average gas price down three cents

Florham Park, N.J., June 25, 2018 — The average price at the pump in New Jersey is $2.89 today, three cents cheaper than last week ($2.92), according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price is 13 cents cheaper than one month ago ($3.02), but 59 cents higher than it was on June 25, 2017 ($2.30). AAA’s June 25th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.84, five cents cheaper than last week ($2.89). The national average price today is 12 cents cheape...Read More

AAA: New Jersey's Average Gas Price Falls Four Cents Since Last Week

June 18th, 2018

Florham Park, N.J., June 18, 2018 — The average price at the pump in New Jersey is $2.92 today, four cents cheaper than last week ($2.96), according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price is five cents cheaper than one month ago ($2.97), but 58 cents higher than it was on June 18, 2017 ($2.34). AAA’s June 18th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.89, three cents cheaper than last week ($2.92). The national average price today is 2 cents cheape...Read More

AAA: New Jersey’s average gas price drops below $3/gallon

Florham Park, N.J., June 11, 2018 — The average price at the pump in New Jersey is $2.96 today, four cents cheaper than last week ($3.00), according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price is four cents higher than one month ago ($2.92) and 59 cents higher than it was on June 11, 2017 ($2.37). AAA’s June 11th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.92, three cents cheaper than last week. The national average price today is 6 cents higher than a m...Read More

Tread Lightly: Worn Tires Put Drivers at Risk

Florham Park, N.J., June 7, 2018 — Downpours could spell disaster for millions of road trippers this summer, thanks to an unlikely suspect – tires. New research from AAA reveals that driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average stopping distances by a staggering 43 percent, or an additional 87 feet – more than the length of a semi-trailer truck – when compared to new tires. With nearly 800,000 crashes occurring on wet roads each year, AAA urges drivers to check tre...Read More

AAA: Teen-driver involved crashes kill 10 people a day during 100 Deadliest Days

Florham Park, N.J., May 30, 2018 — More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That is an average of 10 people per day – a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year, according to data analyzed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. As school lets out for the summer, AAA stresses the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for some of the most dangerous driving days...Read More

AAA expects about one million New Jerseyans to get away this Memorial Day Weekend

Florham Park, N.J., May 21, 2018 — As Memorial Day approaches, Americans will kick off the (unofficial) start of the summer season by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years. That number includes about one million travelers from New Jersey, a 4.8 percent increase from the 973,000 that traveled in 2017. This is the highest volume of New Jersey travelers sinc...Read More

AAA: New Jersey average gas prices jumps five cents; closes in on $3/gallon

Florham Park, N.J., May 14, 2018 — The average price at the pump in New Jersey is $2.94 today, five cents higher than last week ($2.89), according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price is 23 cents higher than one month ago ($2.71) and 58 cents higher than it was on May 14, 2017 ($2.36). AAA’s May 14th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.87, six cents higher than last week. The national average price today is 16 cents higher than a month ago...Read More

AAA: 1-in-5 U.S. Drivers Want an Electric Vehicle

Florham Park, N.J., May 8, 2018 — American appetite for electric vehicles is heating up. A new AAA survey shows that 20 percent or 50 million Americans will likely go electric for their next vehicle purchase, up from 15 percent in 2017. With lower-than-average ownership costs, increased driving ranges and the latest advanced safety features, AAA sees a strong future for electric vehicles. To help “green” car shoppers make an informed choice, AAA conducts independent, rigorous test-track evaluations of plug-in hyb...Read More