NJ Press Releases

AAA: Nearly 1.3 million New Jerseyans to travel for Fourth of July

Florham Park, N.J., June 28, 2017 — AAA projects a historic travel volume for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend: a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans plan to travel 50 miles or more away from home, embracing freedom on the nation’s roads, rails, skies and waterways. With 1.25 million more travelers than last year, 2017 will mark the most traveled Independence Day holiday weekend ever. Of the 44.2 million, nearly 1.3 million in New Jersey are planning a getaway for the holiday weekend, the most in a d...Read More

AAA: New Jersey gas prices continue to decline

Florham Park, N.J., June 26, 2017 — The average price of gas in New Jersey dipped another three cents this week to the current average price of $2.30, down from $2.33 a week ago. Today’s average price is 10 cheaper than one month ago, but 19 cents higher than the same time last year. AAA’s June 26th survey of fuel prices also found the current national average price for a gallon of gas to be $2.26, down three cents from one week ago ($2.29), 11 cents from one month ago ($2.37) and five cents cheaper t...Read More

AAA Poll Finds New Jerseyans Day Tripping this Summer

Florham Park, N.J., June 26, 2017 — As a record number of Americans  are preparing for a quick getaway over the July Fourth weekend, a AAA survey found that only 35 percent of New Jerseyans plan to go out of town for more than five consecutive days this summer. But for Jersey Shore businesses there is a silver lining: a full 67 percent plan to take at least one day trip to the Jersey shore. “The Jersey Shore is the top summer destination for day trippers and Jersey vacationers alike,” said Cathl...Read More

AAA: Gas prices drop four cents in New Jersey

AAA: Gas prices drop four cents in New Jersey Florham Park, N.J., June 19, 2017 — The average price of gas in New Jersey dropped another four cents this week to an average of $2.33, down from $2.37 last Monday. The average price at the pump has dropped steadily since June 1, when it was $2.40 for a gallon of regular gas. Today’s price is three cents less than one month ago, but 21 cents higher than one year ago. AAA’s June 19th survey of fuel prices also found the current national average price...Read More

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