NJ Press Releases

AAA: New Jersey Average Gas Price Down Three Cents

Wayne, N.J., June 24, 2019 — New Jersey’s average gas price dropped three cents since last week to $2.74 ($2.77). New Jersey’s average gas price is 16 cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.90) and 14 cents cheaper than June 24, 2018 ($2.88). AAA Northeast’s June 24th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.66, down two cents from last week ($2.68). Today’s national average price is down 18 cents from a month ago and this day in 2018 ($2.84). “Filling-up at the pump thi...Read More

AAA: Some relief at the pump — New Jersey average gas price drops five cents

Wayne, N.J., June 10, 2019 — New Jersey’s average gas price dropped five cents since last week to $2.82 ($2.87). New Jersey gas prices are 10 cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.92) and 14 cents cheaper than June 10, 2018 ($2.96). Since May 8, when prices hit a high of $2.93, the average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey has been falling, providing motorists some relief at the pump. AAA Northeast’s June 10th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.74, down seven cents from ...Read More

Regular exercise and stretching can help older drivers keep the keys longer

Wayne, NJ, April 25, 2019 — New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that increased fatigue and poor physical functioning are leading factors that can result in older adults limiting their driving. But simple steps, like weekly exercise and stretching, can improve safe driving abilities and keep older adults on the road longer. The AAA Foundation commissioned researchers at Columbia University to evaluate eight domains — depression, anxiety, fatigue, sleep disturbance, pain interferenc...Read More

Think you’re in your car more? You’re right. Americans spend 70 billion hours behind the wheel

Florham Park, N.J., February 27, 2019 — Americans spend an additional 20 minutes driving each week compared to 2014, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Over the course of the year, Americans collectively spent 70 billion hours behind the wheel — an eight percent increase since 2014. Each week, drivers travel more than 220 miles. Add it up and Americans drive an average of 11,498 miles each year — the equivalent of making two roundtrip drives from San Francisco to Washington,...Read More

AAA: New Jersey average gas price increases by a nickel

Florham Park, N.J., February 18, 2019 — New Jersey’s average gas price increased by a nickel this week to $2.37 ($2.32). Today’s average price is three cents higher than a month ago ($2.34) but is still well below (by 28 cents) the $2.65 price seen on February 18, 2018. AAA Northeast’s February 18th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.31, up four cents from last week ($2.27). Today’s national average price is up seven cents from a month ago ($2.24), but 22 cents cheaper ...Read More

AAA Announces 2019 Four Diamond Hotels & Restaurants in NJ

Florham Park, N.J., February 14, 2019 — AAA Northeast is pleased to announce that 6 hotels and 5 restaurants in northern New Jersey are being honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award in 2019. Every year, AAA’s experienced and independent inspectors visit and approve more than 27,000 hotels and 32,000 restaurants across North America. Only 1,722 hotel properties (6.3 percent) and 656 restaurants (2.1 percent) receive the Four Diamond award. “The Four Diamond ratings are impressive accomplishments that recog...Read More

AAA: New Jersey average gas price drops by a penny

Florham Park, N.J., January 28, 2019 — New Jersey’s average gas price dropped by a penny this week to $2.34 ($2.35). Today’s price is four cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.38). Year-over-year, today’s average price is 33 cents cheaper than January 28, 2018 (($2.67). AAA Northeast’s January 28th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.26, up two cents from last week ($2.24). Today’s national average price is 12 cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.28) and 31 cents cheaper t...Read More

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