Wednesday, January 30, 2013
State senator and motorist advocacy group say ice, snow and other cold weather conditions can be prepared for.
Last week, New Jersey State Senator Tom Kean visited AAA on Route 22 in Springfield to remind motorists to make sure they are prepared for winter driving. Speaking shortly before snow fell on Friday, Jan 25, Kean said that he felt it was important to get this information out to New Jersey drivers. “It is so important for New Jersey motorists to take the time before it snows to make sure that their car is ready for bad weather and ensure they are familiar with the best strategies for driving in difficult weather conditions," Kean said in an email. Being prepared might save their life and the lives of others who share the road." AAA recommends motorists brush up on winter driving techniques before snow or freezing rain starts to fall. “…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Motorist group urges caution when on the road during holiday.
In the folllowing press release, AAA warns of impaired driving dangers and announces support of ignition interlocks ------------------------- Florham Park, NJ., (December 27, 2012) – As Americans prepare for holiday celebrations, AAA reminds drivers and passengers alike of the dangers on the roads this New Year’s Day, which consistently ranks as the year’s deadliest day for alcohol-related fatalities. To strengthen efforts to protect the public against drunk drivers and reduce alcohol-related traffic deaths, AAA is announcing its support of ignition interlocks for all convicted DUI offenders, and offers important safety advice to partygoers. AAA is not alone in its concern about impaired driving or strong support for tough policies for …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Auto group offers suggestions on how to keep your car humming in the holidays.
The following was written by AAA New Jersey. ------------------------ AAA Experts Made the List, Now Check it Twice to Avoid Being One of the 1.2 Million Motorists Stranded this Holiday Season Proper vehicle maintenance can help holiday travelers avoid trouble on the road Springfield, NJ., (December 20, 2012) – As 84.4 million travelers take to the roads for the year-end holiday, AAA anticipates coming to the assistance of more than 1.2 million stranded motorists between December 19, 2012, and January 2, 2013. The nation’s largest motor club will be busy with lockouts, battery replacements, jump starts, changing tires, extricating vehicles from snow, towing vehicles for repair and more. “Becoming stranded on the roadway is the last thing…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Automotive group says that with 93.3 million Americans expected to take a trip this holiday season, holiday travel to increase by 1.6 percent
The following is a press releae from AAA New Jersey. ------------------------ AAA projects 2.2 million New Jerseyans will join 93.3 million Americans in traveling 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase last year. This increase brings holiday travel figures to within half a million of the decade high mark seen during the 2006/2007 season. The year-end holiday travel period is defined as Saturday, Dec. 22 to Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. “Year-end travel paints an optimistic picture, in New Jersey and across the country,” said Cathleen Lewis, director of Public Affairs for AAA New Jersey. “Travel distances and spending all show modest improvement from last year and AAA is projecting an increase in the number of …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
AAA offers "Safe tow" service for drivers in Union County.
The following is a release from AAA ----------------- Thanksgiving plans often include getting together with friends and family to celebrate and catch up. Before going out, AAA strongly encourages arranging a safe ride home beforepartaking in any festivities. AAA works year round to educate motorists about driving practices that will help keep them safe and reduce traffic-related crashes and the injuries that can result. PreventDUI.AAA.com is an online resource offering impaired driving facts, transportation alternatives and expert advice. Once there, AAA encourages visitors toTake the Pledge to drive drug and alcohol-free. AAA encourages everyone to plan ahead. Make sure that you can ride with a sober friend, call a cab, or spend …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Locations include Springfield's route 22 AAA location.
The following is a press release from AAA. -------------------- October is Car Care Month and AAA encourages you to perform proper and routine vehicle maintenance. Regular maintenance is not only good for the car, but will also increase its life and improve overall safety. “Part of being a safe driver means properly maintaining your vehicle,” said Patrick Migliore, manager at the AAA Car Care Center in Springfield. “Although winter weather isn’t here yet, it’s not far away and it’s a good idea to make sure your car is prepped now for the winter driving season.” To help you keep your vehicle in tip-top shape, AAA is offering free vehicle safety checks at its three branch locations: AAA West Orange Essex Green Shopping Center, 495 Prospect …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Motorists advocacy group collecting food until Sept. 30.
Until the end of the month, AAA is holding a food drive benefiting the the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside. All AAA New Jersey Automobile Club branches, including the AAA's location on route 22 in Springfield, will accept non-perishable food items. In a press statement, AAA suggested infant formulas and powdered milk, packaged meals, and canned fruits, vegetables, meats and fish. Donations can be made during the branches’ business hours:
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
AAA New Jersey Automobile Club President & CEO Frederick L. Gruel urges action on pending legislation covering teen driver safety.
The following opinion piece was submitted by AAA New Jersey Automobile Club President & CEO Frederick L. Gruel. The AAA's Car Care Center is on rte. 22 in Springfield. The court has ruled that Kyleigh’s law is constitutional. The law was part of a package of teen driver bills that were designed to strengthen the Graduated Driver License (GDL) program. Since the implementation of the “decal law,” the rest of the package has been on pause while the court decided, the court has now decided and it’s time for the Legislature to begin work on the two provisions left that have been proven to keep teens safe behind the wheel . A-1571/S-674 would require 50 supervised driving hours over the course of a one year permit phase. This equates to less …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Motorist advocacy group recommends staying calm & carrying on.
The following press release is from AAA. ------------ Being involved in an auto collision can be an emotional and exhausting experience. Many motorists drive defensively, take driver education courses and prepare for stressful driving situations, but unfortunately vehicle collisions still occur. A driver is responsible for knowing what to do if they are involved in a collision. “Even the most prepared and competent drivers sometimes find themselves involved in a crash,” said Cathleen Lewis, director of Public Affairs for AAA New Jersey Automobile Club. “It does not matter who is at fault, the most important thing to do first is make sure everyone is OK, then seek medical and law enforcement help and know what to do to protect yourself …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Motorist Advocacy group applauds NJDOT action.
In a statement, AAA commended the New Jersey Department of Transportation decision to suspend the red light camera program pending an investigation in 21 municipalities where those cameras may have been operating in violation of New Jersey state law. Springfield was one of the of the 21 municipalities impacted. According to NJDOT, state law requires duration of the amber light in a traffic signal that differs from the federal standard formula that NJDOT and New Jersey municipalities are required by law to use in operating traffic signals. AAA said the motorist advocacy organization is concerned that red light cameras at intersections with overly short amber lights may have been in operation for years and generating millions of dollars in …