NJ Press Releases

New vehicle infotainment systems increasingly distract drivers

Florham Park, N.J., October 5, 2017 — New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers’ eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous periods of time, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Drivers using in-vehicle technologies like voice-based and touch screen features were visually and mentally distracted for more than 40 seconds when completing tasks like programming navigation or sending a text message. Looking away from the road for just two sec...Read More

Truck Safety Technology Can Prevent 63,000 Crashes Each Year

FLORHAM PARK. (Sept. 25, 2017)- Equipping large trucks with advanced safety technologies has the potential to prevent up to 63,000 truck related crashes each year, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In 2015, large trucks were involved in more than 400,000 crashes that resulted in more than 4,000 deaths and 116,000 injuries -- a four percent increase from 2014. AAA recommends that all large trucks, both existing and new, get equipped with cost effective technologies that improve safet...Read More

AAA: Harvey Leads to Gas Price Surge

Florham Park, N.J., September 5, 2017 — The impact of Hurricane Harvey is being felt at gas pumps across the nation, and New Jersey drivers are paying on average 40 cents more than they did just a week ago, according to AAA Northeast. AAA’s September 5th survey of fuel prices found the current New Jersey average to be $2.79, up from $2.39 last Monday. Today’s average price is 36 cents higher than a month ago ($2.43) and 79 cents higher than one year ago ($2.00). Nationally, the average price for a gal...Read More

AAA: New Jersey gas prices unchanged since last week

Florham Park, N.J., August 28, 2017 — The average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey held steady at $2.38 this week. Today’s average price is two cents higher than one month ago ($2.36) and 37 cents higher than one year ago ($2.01). AAA’s August 28th survey of fuel prices found the current national average price for a gallon of gas to be $2.37, up four cents from last week ($2.33), seven cents a month ago ($2.30) and 16 cents from the same time last year, when it was $2.21. “In spite of the...Read More

AAA: New Jersey gas prices drop three cents on the week

Florham Park, N.J., August 21, 2017 — The average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey fell three cents to $2.38 ($2.41) this week, reports AAA. Today’s average price is four cents higher than one month ago ($2.34), but 43 cents higher than one year ago ($1.95). AAA’s August 21st survey of fuel prices found the current national average price for a gallon of gas to be $2.33, down two cents from the week prior ($2.35). Today’s national average price is five cents higher than one month ago ($2.28) and ...Read More

AAA: New Jersey gas prices decrease slightly

Florham Park, N.J., August 14, 2017 — The average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey decreased two cents this week to $2.41, down from $2.43. The average price today is 11 cents higher than one month ago, and 50 cents higher than this time last year ($1.91). AAA’s August 14th survey of fuel prices found the current national average price for a gallon of gas to be $2.35, the same as one week ago. Today’s national average price is nine cents higher than one month ago ($2.26) and 22 cents higher than o...Read More

AAA: New Jersey gas prices jump six cents in a week

Florham Park, N.J., July 24, 2017 — The average price for a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey jumped six cents to $2.36 from an average of $2.30 a week ago. Today’s price is five cents higher than one month ago ($2.31) and 38 cents higher than this same time last year ($1.98). AAA’s July 24th survey of fuel prices also found the current national average price for a gallon of gas to be $2.28, three cents more expensive than last week ($2.25) and one cent higher than one month ago ($2.27). Today’s natio...Read More

AAA: New Jersey gas prices hold steady

Florham Park, N.J., July 17, 2017 — The average price of gas in New Jersey didn’t change in the past week, holding steady at $2.30. Today’s price is four cents cheaper than one month ago ($2.34), but 29 cents higher than last year ($2.01). AAA’s July 17th survey of fuel prices also found the current national average price for a gallon of gas to be $2.25, one cent cheaper than last week ($2.26) and five cents cheaper than one month ago ($2.30). Today’s national average price is four cents higher than o...Read More

AAA: New Jersey gas prices up slightly

Florham Park, N.J., July 10, 2017 — The average price of gas in New Jersey is up three cents this week to the current average price of $2.30, but the same as 2 weeks ago, ending a month of declining prices. Today’s average price is 7 cheaper than one month ago, but 25 cents higher than the same time last year. Industry experts expect slight price increases for the rest of July because of greater driving demand and a drop in inventories, which means we’re beginning to drain the glut of oil that has ke...Read More

Plan ahead for commuting delays this summer, says AAA

With construction on the New Jersey Transit tracks at New York Penn Station beginning today and continuing through Labor Day, AAA encourages all motorists to plan ahead for what could be an epic commute throughout the summer. AAA Tips for Commuters: Stay up to date with NJ Transit happenings at njtransit.comFind out about opportunities for cross-honoring on other carriersLook for alternative routes to work, avoiding major highwaysConsult co-workers for carpool options Speak with employers about op...Read More