E15, a potentially harmful fuel blend that poses increased risk for consumers is hitting markets before we know exactly how it affects our cars. And this new fuel, which contains up to 15 percent ethanol, could void your vehicle warranty - leaving you stuck with the bill for costly car repairs.
It's about time. The state Department of Transportation (DOT) is finally getting serious about trucks hitting overpasses on New York's parkways.
For decades, trucks have mistakenly made their way onto the cars-only parkways, and unless the trucker stops before approaching the low clearance of an overpass, it's often a slamming, roof-shearing, traffic-paralyzing mess.
AAA New York State urges the legislature to hold public bridge and tunnel authorities accountable, remove canal operations from Thruway oversight, enact no-fault insurance reforms, enact right to repair legislation, address senior mobility issues, and fix the highway trust fund.
Click here to read our letter.
Counties and municipalities feeling the recessionary pinch are once again seeking to close their fiscal gaps with revenue raised from drivers.
The New York State Legislature recently approved 50 red-light cameras to be erected at major intersections in Nassau an
In a press conference marking the one year anniversary of the Port Authority’s unprecedented toll hikes, officials from AAA New York and AAA North Jersey will call on the Port Authority to stop stonewalling the public and elected officials regarding the use of toll revenues.
That crash may have been no accident. That victim's medical bills may have been inflated more than a hot air balloon. As a result, criminals rake in hundreds of millions of dollars while drivers throughout the state foot the bill.
New York is awash in a tsunami of insurance fraud, and it's no surprise that drivers in the state face the fourth-highest no-fault rates in the nation.
Out-of-State Drivers Should Not Be Singled Out for Higher Toll Charges Than In-State Residents.
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Effective January 1, 2012, New York State joined 41 other states that give law enforcement and roadside workers the margin of safety they need to do their job. The Ambrose-Searles Move Over Act now requires drivers to "move over" for tow trucks, maintenance, and other hazard vehicles. As a way to increase awareness of this new law, AAA New York State is launching their "Slow Down, Move Over, It's the Law" campaign. This campaign emphasizes the following updates to the law:
--The law applies to any stopped emergency response, tow truck or maintenance vehicle with its lights flashing.
--On parkways, interstates and other controlled access highways with multiple lanes, drivers must move from the lane immediately adjacent to the emergency vehicle, unless traffic or other hazards exist to prevent doing so safely.
--On all roads, drivers must reduce speed.
--Violators will be punished with a $150 fine plus a state surcharge of $80-85, and will receive two violation points on their license.
A PDF of the campaign materials can be downloaded as an 11x17 poster or a 4x9 bookmark
Please call (516) 535-2566 if you would like to order additional materials.
AAA STRONGLY SUPPORTS 'COMMUTER PROTECTION ACT'
AAA Auto Clubs in New York and New Jersey strongly support legislation introduced by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Congressman Mike Grimm (R-Staten Island) and Tom Reed (R-Rochester) that will provide badly needed oversight to protect the driving public from unjustified toll hikes and ill-advised use of motorist-gener