Friday, January 11, 2013
National Average Expected to Peak at $3.60-$3.80 Per Gallon This Year
The following is a release from AAA New Jersey --------------- Gasoline prices this year will be less expensive than in 2012 as a result of increased domestic oil production and lower demand, according to AAA. The national average price of gasoline should peak at $3.60-$3.80 per gallon barring any significant unanticipated events, which compares to a peak of $3.94 a gallon in 2012. “Cheaper gas prices are good news for the millions of Americans that depend on their car to travel where they need to go,” said Cathleen Lewis, director of Public Affairs for AAA New Jersey. “Lower gasoline prices should translate into billions of dollars in tangible household savings given that the vast majority of Americans rely on automobiles to live their …
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 …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The 16th annual event brought out car fans and residents to Downtown Summit.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Monday, September 17, 2012
An afternoon of sun and cars. What more could you ask for?
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The motorist advocacy group says that despite sluggish economy, Americans will take to their cars for the holiday.
In a recent press release, AAA Travel predicted that 33 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more during the Labor Day holiday weekend. That number represents a 2.9 percent increase from the 32.1 million people who traveled last year. AAA said total number of 2012 Labor Day holiday travelers is expected to reach a new post-recession high, and is the third increase in holiday travel this year, according to theAAA/IHS Global Insight 2012 Labor Day Holiday Travel Forecast. AAA’s Memorial Day and Independence Day holiday travel forecasts projected increases of 1.2 percent and 4.9 percent, respectively. AAA, which has a location on Route 22 in Springfield, attributed the increase in expected Labor Day holiday weekend travelers is driven …
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 …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Falling gas prices to get more Americans on the road for mid-week July 4th.
AAA predicts that almost 1.3 million New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more during the Independence Day holiday weekend, an increase of 4.1 percent over last year. AAA, which has a location in Springfield, is defining the Independence Day holiday travel period as Tuesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 8. With July 4th falling on a Wednesday, AAA believes that many travelers are taking advantage of the midweek holiday by expanding their travel from the traditional five days to six. When asked about the day of departure 54 percent of people intended to begin their trip prior to the start of the work-week that includes July 4th. In a news release, AAA said the extra travel time provides an opportunity for longer trips, increasing the …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Report on local roads.
According to the state Department of Transportation website 511nj.org, there is construction today on on I-78 express lanes westbound between Exit 45 and CR 527/Glenside Ave in Summit and Exit 43 and CR 655/Diamond Hill Rd in Berkeley Heights Twp. 511nj.org says that right lane blocked until 3 p.m. The site also reports construction on NJ 24 in both directions from West of Exit 9A - Broad St/Millburn/Summit in Summit to West of I-78 in Springfield. The right shoulder will reportedly closed until 4:00 P.M. In addition, the right lane on Route 22 Westbound is closed in Mountainside near the Springfield border.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
With Springfield's MVC now open on Mondays, officials hope for shorter lines and faster service.
Are the snaking lines outside of Springfield’s Motor Vehicle Commission branch soon to be a thing of the past? New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission has again changed the hours of its locations. Their offices, including the Springfield branch at 34 Center Street, are now again open on Mondays, with extended late hours on Tuesdays. Last July, Springfield’s MVC branch’s hours were changed to a Tuesday through Saturday schedule with late hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays as part of state government austerity measures. “We saved $4 million by tightening up our schedule,” MVC spokesman Mike Horan said. MVC employees objected to the change in hours, saying the changes meant parents working at Commission branches had to scramble to find childcare…