Red Light Cameras – Deterrence Not Dollars

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

Port Authority Toll Hikes One Year Later: Where’s the Money?

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.

Fight the Port Authority's Excessive Toll Increases

It's been one year since the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced unprecedented toll increases on their six bridges and tunnels. Tell your elected officials more work needs to be done to strengthen public oversight by clicking here!

Fight the Fraud

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.

AAA Urges Immediate End to Discriminatory Tolling Practice by E-ZPass

Out-of-State Drivers Should Not Be Singled Out for Higher Toll Charges Than In-State Residents.

Click here to read the press release.

Slow Down, Move Over, It's the Law

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 $88-$93, 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.

Bipartisan Federal Legislation to Provide Port Authority Oversight


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

Port Authority to U.S. Court: We Are Not Using Toll Revenue for Real Estate Development

In a shocking reversal, the Port Authority now claims that they are not using toll revenue to fund non-transportation related real estate development costs.

"The Authority's claim represents a complete 180-degree reversal from announcements the Authority made over the summer," says John Corlett, AAA New York's Director of Government Affairs.

This massive "flip flop" has outraged elected officials in both New York and New Jersey as well as Congress, whom are now calling for a comprehensive top-to-bottom review of the Authority's operations and finances. Legislators are also calling for reform at the Authority that will increase its accountability and financial transparency.

The Authority's claim is in response to a federal lawsuit filed by AAA New York and AAA North Jersey calling to stop the Authority from implementing toll hikes. A court date is now scheduled for December 8, 2011.

Tell your elected officials to take action by clicking here.

New Laws - 2011

Click here to view the new motor vehicle, highway, and travel laws for 2011.

The New “Spare Tire” Could Leave You Flat

Where's your car's spare tire? If you're driving any number of new vehicles, don't bother looking; you don't have a spare. Not even a pint-sized, blackrimmed "donut." You might find an inflator pump and a can of flat-sealing goop.

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