NJ Press Releases

AAA: New Jersey average gas price up one cent

Florham Park, N.J., January 21, 2019 — New Jersey’s average gas price increased by one cent from last week to $2.35 ($2.34). Today’s price is seven cents cheaper than a week ago ($2.42). Year-over-year, today’s average price is 27 cents cheaper than January 21, 2018 (($2.62). AAA Northeast’s January 21st survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.24, unchanged from last week. Today’s national average price is 10 cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.34) and 29 cents cheaper than...Read More

More Than Half a Million Crashes Occur in Winter Weather

Florham Park, N.J., January 18, 2019 — Dangerous winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. About 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter. AAA encourages drivers to be vigilant when hitting the road this winter and to always stay prepared by carrying an emergency roadside kit in your vehicle. “Winter weather is forecast ...Read More

AAA: New Year, Lower Gas Prices

Florham Park, N.J., January 7, 2019 — Continuing the downward trend from last year, New Jersey rang in the new year with lower gas prices. Today’s average price for a gallon of regular gas is $2.34, down three cents from last week ($2.37) and 14 cents from a month ago ($2.48). New Jersey motorists are paying 23 cents less for a gallon of regular gas than they were on January 7, 2018 ($2.57). The average gas price for the first week of January is the third-cheapest this decade, behind 2016 ($1.83) and 2015 ($2.23...Read More

AAA: More than 2.7 million New Jerseyans expected to travel for the holiday season

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., December 13, 2018 — AAA forecasts one-third of Americans (nearly 112.5 million) – including more than 2.7 million New Jerseyans – will travel 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays. The record-breaking travelers taking to the roads, rails, air and waterways represents an increase of 4.4 percent over last year, and the most since AAA has been tracking holiday travel. The 2018 year-end holiday travel period is defined as Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. ...Read More

Driving blind? AAA Says Cloudy Headlights Can Significantly Impair Vision

Florham Park, N.J., December 11, 2018 — Using a vehicle’s headlights day or night is the best way to see and be seen on the road. But cloudy or yellowed headlights can lead to dangerous nighttime driving conditions. That’s because deteriorated headlights can produce 80 percent less light compared to when they are new, according to new AAA Engineering research. With 50 percent of crashes occurring at night, AAA urges drivers to check their headlights for signs of deterioration and either replace them with ...Read More

AAA: NJ motorists getting the gift of lower gas prices

Florham Park, N.J., December 10, 2018 — Motorists are getting the gift of lower prices at the pump as the price of gas continues to fall. Today’s average price for a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey is $2.47, down five cents from last week ($2.52). Today’s average price is 23 cents cheaper than last month ($2.70) and four cents cheaper than a year ago ($2.51). AAA Northeast’s December 10th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.42, down three cents from last week ($2.45). ...Read More

AAA: New Jersey, National average gas prices continue to decline into December

Florham Park, N.J., December 3, 2018 — The average price for a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey continues to decline, dropping seven cents from last week to $2.52 ($2.59). Today’s average price is 24 cents cheaper than one month ago ($2.76) and two cents cheaper than it was on December 3, 2017 ($2.54). AAA Northeast’s December 3rd survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.45, down 10 cents from last week ($2.55). The national average price has steadily declined since November 1;...Read More

Taking Multiple Medications Can Increase Crash Risk for Older Drivers

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., November 28, 2018 — Nearly 50 percent of older adults report using seven or more medications while remaining active drivers, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. An evaluation of the medications people take found that nearly 20 percent of older drivers are using medications that the American Geriatrics Society says should be avoided because they have very limited therapeutic benefit, pose excess harm, or both. Currently, a record 42 million adults ages 65 a...Read More

AAA: More than 1.3 million New Jerseyans expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, most in 13 years

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., November 14, 2018 — AAA forecasts more than 54 million Americans, including more than 1.3 million in New Jersey, will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday, a 4.8 percent increase from the nearly 51 million that traveled in 2017. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, when 58.6 million people traveled. The 2018 Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, November 21 to Sunday, November 25. “There’s ...Read More

AAA: New Jersey drivers can give thanks for lower gas prices

Florham Park, N.J., November 13, 2018 — The average price for a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey dropped six cents from last week to $2.68 ($2.74). Today’s average price is 21 cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.89), but only nine cents higher than November 13, 2017 ($2.59). AAA Northeast’s November 13th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.68, down seven cents from last week ($2.75). The national average price today is 22 cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.90), but only 12 ...Read More