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AAA: Gas prices drop three cents in New Jersey

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AAA: Gas prices hold steady in New Jersey

Florham Park, N.J., June 5, 2017 — The average price of gas didn’t move the needle much in the past week, holding steady in New Jersey and increasing only one cent nationally, reports AAA. AAA’s June 5th survey of fuel prices found the current average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey to be $2.40, the same as one week ago and one month ago, but up 25 cents from one year ago ($2.15). Nationally, a gallon of regular gas costs an average of $2.38, up one cent from last week ($2.37), and up two ce...Read More

New Teen Drivers Three Times As Likely to Be Involved in a Deadly Crash

Florham Park, N.J., June 1, 2017 — New teen drivers ages 16-17 years old are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This alarming finding comes as the “100 Deadliest Days” begin, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the average number of deadly teen driver crashes climbs 15 percent compared to the rest of the year. Over the past five years, more than 1,600 people were killed in crashes involving in...Read More

AAA: Gas prices up one cent nationally and in New Jersey

Florham Park, N.J., May 30, 2017 — The average price for a gallon of regular gas increased by one cent nationally and in New Jersey in the past week, reports AAA. AAA’s May 30th survey of fuel prices found the current average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey to be $2.40, one cent higher than a week ago ($2.39), but two cents lower than one month ago ($2.42). Today’s average price is 25 cents higher than this same time last year ($2.15). Nationally, a gallon of regular gas costs an average of $...Read More

AAA: More than 975,000 New Jerseyans planning a Memorial Day getaway

Florham Park, N.J., May 24, 2017 — As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, many New Jerseyans are ready for warmer weather and a Memorial Day getaway. AAA Travel predicts that more than 975,000 New Jersey residents will travel for the first “summer” holiday, a 2.5 percent increase over the 953,000 that traveled last year, and the most since 2005, when more than one million New Jerseyans headed out of town. Nationally, AAA estimates that more than 39.3 million will travel this year, one million (2.7 perce...Read More

AAA: Gas prices on the rise nationally and in New Jersey

Florham Park, N.J., May 23, 2017 — After a few weeks of declining prices at the pump, the average price for a gallon of regular gas ticked upward nationally and in New Jersey. AAA’s May 23rd survey of fuel prices found the current average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey to be $2.39, three cents higher than a week ago ($2.36), but six cents less than one month ago ($2.45). The state average is 26 cents higher than this same time last year. Nationally, a gallon of regular gas costs an average of ...Read More

AAA: Gas prices drop another two cents in New Jersey, one cent nationally

Florham Park, N.J., May 15, 2017 — Gas prices again declined this week, both nationally and in New Jersey. AAA’s May 15th survey of fuel prices found the current average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey to be $2.36, two cents cheaper than a week ago ($2.38). Today’s price is five cents lower than a month ago ($2.41), but 28 cents higher than this same time last year ($2.08). New Jersey’s average gas price is two cents higher than the national average gas price. Nationally, a gallon of reg...Read More

AAA: Average gas prices continue downward slide

Florham Park, N.J., May 8, 2017 — For the second week in a row, average prices at the pump dropped slightly in New Jersey and nationally. AAA’s May 8th survey of fuel prices found the current average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey to be $2.38, four cents cheaper than a week ago ($2.42). Today’s price is one cent higher than a month ago ($2.37) and 30 cents more than this same time last year ($2.08). New Jersey’s average gas price is three cents higher than the national average gas price. ...Read More

Simple, cost-effective roadway improvements are unlikely keys to reducing more than 415,000 fatalities and serious injuries on U.S. roadways

May 3rd, 2017

AAA urges Trump administration to take a page from New Jersey — focus on infrastructure investmentKey roadway improvements have the potential to save 63,700 lives and prevent 353,560 serious injuries over a 20-year period, according to a new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. With the U.S. ranked nearly last among high-income nations in annual traffic fatalities, which continue to rise, AAA urges the Trump administration to make repairing and maintaining America's roadways a top priority."We can save tens o...Read More

Americans Feel Unsafe Sharing the Road with Fully Self-Driving Cars, Says AAA Survey

A new report from AAA reveals that the majority of U.S. drivers seek autonomous technologies in their next vehicle, but they continue to fear the fully self-driving car. Despite the prospect that autonomous vehicles will be safer, more efficient and more convenient than their human-driven counterparts, three-quarters of U.S. drivers report feeling afraid to ride in a self-driving car, and only 10 percent report that they’d actually feel safer sharing the roads with driverless vehicles. As automakers press forward in...Read More