NJ Press Releases

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

AAA: New Jersey average gas price drops six cents

Florham Park, N.J., November 5, 2018 — The average price for a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey dropped six cents from last week to $2.75 ($2.81). Today’s average price is 15 cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.90), but 22 cents higher than November 5, 2017 ($2.53). AAA Northeast’s November 5th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.76, down five cents from last week ($2.81). The national average price today is six cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.87), but 35 cents higher t...Read More

AAA: Average gas price drops four cents in New Jersey and nationally

Florham Park, N.J., October 29, 2018 — The average price for a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey dropped four cents from last week to $2.81 ($2.85). Today’s average price is three cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.84), but 34 cents higher than October 29, 2017 ($2.47). AAA Northeast’s October 29th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.81, down four cents from last week ($2.85). The national average price today is six cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.87), but 35 cents highe...Read More

New Vehicle Technologies Double Repair Bills for Minor Collisions

Florham Park, N.J., October 25, 2018 — According to new research from AAA, vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) such as automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and others, can cost twice as much to repair following a collision due to expensive sensors and their calibration requirements. Even minor incidents that cause damage to this technology found behind windshields, bumpers and door mirrors can add up to $3,000 in extra repair costs. With one-i...Read More

AAA: Teen Drivers and Teen Passengers a Deadly Combination, Increases Risk of Death by 51 percent for all involved

Florham Park, N.J., October 18, 2018 — Teen drivers put everyone on the roadway at risk of a deadly crash, especially if they are bringing teen passengers along for the ride. New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that when a teen driver has only teen passengers in their vehicle, the fatality rate for all people involved in a crash increased 51 percent. In contrast, when older passengers (35 or older) ride with a teen driver, overall fatality rates in crashes decreased eight percent. Consider...Read More

AAA: Average gas price drops two cents in New Jersey and nationally

Florham Park, N.J., October 15, 2018 — The average price for a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey dropped two cents to $2.88 ($2.90), a welcome decline from the four-cent spike seen the week prior. Today’s average price is the same as one month ago, but 42 cents higher than October 15, 2017 ($2.46). AAA Northeast’s October 15th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.89, down two cents from last week ($2.91). The national average price today is four cents higher than a month ag...Read More

AAA: New Jersey average gas price increases four cents on the week

Florham Park, N.J., October 9, 2018 — The average price at the pump in New Jersey jumped four cents to $2.90, up from $2.86 last week, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of fuel prices. Today’s average price is one cent more than a month ago ($2.89), and 39 cents higher than October 9, 2017 ($2.51). AAA’s October 9th survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be $2.91, three cents higher than last week ($2.88). The national average price today is seven cents higher than a month...Read More