CT Press Release List

TSA Pre✓® RV Rolls Into AAA Branford, Hamden This Month

August 14th, 2018

If you’re a domestic airline traveler, check this out: two AAA Northeast offices – AAA Branford or AAA Hamden – will host the Transportation Security Administration’s mobile TSA Pre✓® Enrollment RV later this month. By enrolling in the TSA Pre✓ program, low-risk travelers can move quickly through airport screenings because it eliminates the need to remove shoes, belts and jackets; laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids at the security/screening gates. The TSA caravan, operated by enroll...Read More

More than 80% of Older Drivers Aren’t Talking About Driving Safety

August 14th, 2018

You’ve discovered another dent on your father’s car. Your mother received a second citation for running a stop sign. Perhaps those drivers, or the older drivers in your family, could have benefitted from a discussion on their driving ability before any problems began. Unfortunately, those conversations usually aren’t happening, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. A new Foundation study reports 83% of aging drivers never discuss their potential driving limitations with fam...Read More

CT, National Prices Down A Penny

August 14th, 2018

A drop in consumer demand and a rise in gasoline inventories have prompted state and National average gas prices to remain relatively flat over the last two weeks. In Connecticut, a gallon of self-serve, regular gas averages $3.06; while nationally, prices are averaging $2.86. In both cases, prices are down a penny compared to last week but 58 cents and 51 cents, respectively, higher than this time last year. “It appears we’re now hitting a balance between supply and demand,” says Fran Mayko, AAA ...Read More

‘Intexticating’ PSA Now Available to Media, Police for Social Media Use

August 9th, 2018

To generate greater awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, AAA Northeast is offering a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) to area media outlets and police agencies for use on social media channels. The PSA, entitled “Don’t Drive Intoxicated; Don’t Drive Intexticated,” shows a dad driving youngsters, sitting in the back seat. As he drives, he’s holds a beer bottle in one hand. At this point, a voice-over narrator points out a driver wouldn’t drink and drive. The bottle then trans...Read More

In The ‘Land of Steady Habits,’ CT Gas Prices See Little Movement

August 6th, 2018

There’s a reason why Connecticut is called the “Land of Steady Habits.” When it comes to average gas prices in Connecticut, they’ve stalled and have seen very little movement over the last few weeks. Today, a gallon of self-serve, regular gas in Connecticut averages $3.07, the same as it was last week but prices are 59 cents higher than last year. A similar scenario is occurring on the national level where average prices have increased less than a penny to $2.87. Prices, however, are 52 cents high...Read More

More Americans Protecting Their Vacation Investments with Travel Insurance

July 31st, 2018

As international travel grows in popularity, Americans are choosing to protect their vacation investments by purchasing travel insurance. According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 4 in 10 Americans (38%) are likely to purchase travel insurance for future international trips. For those travelers, trip cancellation protection is the most valuable benefit with 9 in 10 (88%) of those likely to purchase insurance saying that getting their money back, if they cancel a trip, is their top priority. “More than ...Read More

CT Gas Prices Rise A Penny; National Bumps Up 2 Cents

July 30th, 2018

With the dog days of August upon us, gasoline demand across the nation is strengthening as drivers take their last vacation flings of summer. As demand increases, supplies are declining, pushing average gas prices on the national and local levels higher, says Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokesman. “It’s a classic case of supply and demand in a very volatile market.” Today, a gallon of self-serve, regular gas in Connecticut averages $3.07, a penny higher than this time last week while on the national ...Read More

CT Motorists Feeling Relief at the Pump . . . for the Moment

July 23rd, 2018

Yo-yoing crude oil prices and increasing US oil production are putting the brakes on average gas prices statewide and nationally this week. Today, motorists are feeling some price relief at the pumps as gas prices in Connecticut and on the national level drop 2 cents and 4 cents, respectively. In Connecticut, a gallon of self-serve, regular today (July 23) averages $3.06, 2 cents less than this time last week; while nationally, average prices have dropped 4 cents to $2.84. In both cases, however, prices ...Read More

CT Gas Prices: Flat as A Tire

July 16th, 2018

Connecticut gas prices remained flat today compared to this time last week. A gallon of self-serve regular gas in the Nutmeg State averages $3.08 today, the same as it was last week. On the national level, however, the $2.88 average price bumped up a penny within the last seven days. In both cases, Connecticut and national average prices are 66 cents and 63 cents, respectively, compared to last year. “Typically, during July, gas prices tend to trend lower,” says AAA Northeast Spokesman Fran Mayk...Read More

There is Joy! There is Fun! There Are Seasons in the Sun at AAA Danbury!

July 10th, 2018

Set your GPS for AAA Danbury when the 93 Lake Avenue office hosts a presentation focusing on seasonal trips. Scheduled for Thursday, July 12 at 6 pm at the Lake Avenue office, the event will feature Wendy Prater, the district sales manager for Trafalgar, a major tour operator, who will discuss various international seasonal trips, especially those focusing on holidays. AAA branch travel counselors and agents will also be available to customize destination packages to meet one’s travel needs, desires, an...Read More