CT Press Release List

Travelers Cruising for More Luxurious Voyages

October 16th, 2018

Vacationers on the high seas are saying bon voyage to basic cruise vacation packages. Instead they’re setting sail for more luxurious seagoing getaways on either ultra-premium ocean liners; or luxury suites on mega-cruise ships. “Cruise travelers today aren’t shying away from paying for premium experiences,” said Cyndi Zesk, AAA Northeast’s Vice President, Travel. “Whether they’re opting for upgraded suites on large cruise ships, or splurging on luxury on small riverboats, travelers are setting thei...Read More

AAA Introduces Approved Auto Glass Program; Announces Partnership with JN Phillips

October 15th, 2018

AAA members have a new member benefit: auto glass repair and replacement services, a program AAA Northeast is launching for the first time in Fairfield, New Haven, and Litchfield Counties, The auto club has now expanded its current AAA Auto Glass Program into its Connecticut territory in a partnership with JN Phillips Auto Glass, a family-owned company with locations in East Haven and Stratford. Modeled after the club’s very successful AAA Approved Auto Repair program, approved auto glass facilities me...Read More

For CT Gas Prices, It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

October 15th, 2018

Prices for a gallon of self-serve, regular gas in Connecticut today averages $3.03, the same as last week; while nationally, gas prices increased 2 cents to $2.89 for the same period. Connecticut’s average today is a penny lower compared to last month; and 30 cents higher than this time last year. National prices, on the other hand, are 4 cents higher today than last month; and 42 cents higher than last year. Despite weather-related issues, crude oil price increases and geopolitical tensions that have...Read More

Blumenthal To Headline AAA AV Forum in Stamford

October 9th, 2018

US Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a featured speaker at an upcoming AAA-sponsored Autonomous Vehicle Forum, will present a federal perspective on the future of self-driving vehicles in this country. The Senator, a member of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, will join other Connecticut municipal planners, transportation professionals, business leaders, and lawmakers to discuss how autonomous vehicles will transform the state’s economy and transportation infrastructure and how...Read More

CT Deer Crashes Leap in Autumn

October 9th, 2018

Drivers be warned: Tis the season when deer collisions occur with wild abandon in Connecticut. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) estimates there were more than 4,000 deer strikes in Connecticut last year, most of which went unreported. In fact, October, November and December – deer mating season -- are the peak months for crashes in the Nutmeg State, according to a AAA Northeast crash data analysis, with more than three-quarters of the crashes occurring between outside d...Read More

Higher Crude Costs Pump Up Gas Prices This Season

October 9th, 2018

As crude oil costs continue to rise, it doesn’t appear motorists will see pump prices drop by year’s end, says AAA Northeast. Higher crude prices, hurricane threats, and several geopolitical issues are all contributing to escalating gas prices that generally drop between 25 and 60 cents a gallon by year’s end. "Unfortunately, high crude oil prices have offset this typical trend," says Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman. "Initially, the September switchover to winter blends brought us cheaper ga...Read More

CT Gas Prices Hold Steady; National Average Jumps

October 1st, 2018

While average gas prices are on the rise, Connecticut’s prices at the pump continue to hold steady, says AAA Northeast. In Connecticut, a gallon of self-serve, regular gas averages $3.02, the same as it was last week. Average prices, however, are 2 cents lower compared to this time last month; and 23 cents higher than this time last year. Meanwhile, the National average price of $2.88 jumped 3 cents compared to this time last week. Today’s price is also 4 cents higher than last month; and 32 cents hi...Read More

Set Your GPS for AAA’s Travel Show in Stratford This Month

October 1st, 2018

Make AAA’s Travel Show at the Stratford Baldwin Center your destination for vacation savings. The expo is free. When:        Saturday, October 13 Where:       Baldwin Center 1000 West Broad Street Stratford Time:          10 am – 3 pm AAA travel experts and representatives from Royal Caribbean, Viking River Cruises, Universal, Trafalgar and Club Adventures will discuss customized vac...Read More

Drivers Rely Too Heavily On New-Vehicle Safety Technologies

September 26th, 2018

When it comes to new-vehicle safety technologies, there’s good news and bad news for drivers. First, the good news: If installed on all vehicles, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) can potentially prevent more than 2.7 million crashes, 1.1 million injuries and nearly 9,500 deaths each year. Now for the bad news: Many drivers are unaware of the safety limitations on these systems in their new vehicles. This can lead to misuse and overreliance on them, which in turn can result in deadly crashes. ...Read More

AAA Northeast Applauds AAP’s Upgraded Child Car Seat Position

September 24th, 2018

To mark the upcoming one-year anniversary of Connecticut’s strengthened child passenger safety (CPS) seat law, AAA Northeast applauds the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) for its most recent position on child passenger safety: it now recommends children ride rear-facing until they reach their car seat’s highest weight and height. The AAP’s new policy removes the age reference from its original 2011 policy, which had specified that children should ride rear-facing until at least two years of age. “W...Read More