Try to Avoid Offending Other Motorists, AAA Warns North Jersey Drivers
Warm spring weather seems to have motorists in northern New Jersey acting on their not-so-best behavior. So much so, that a local American Automobile Association branch has issued a plea urging motorists to avoid road rage and “resulting driver confrontations.”
The Situation needs to simmer down.
Sorry, New Jersey - Your Wonderfully Low Gas Prices Are Going Up
After enjoying zero add-ons to their state gas tax since 1988, New Jersey residents are about to get a shock at the pumps.
The Garden State will raise its gas tax by 23 cents a gallon as early as next week in order to fund state infrastructure projects, the New York Times reports. The move raises the tax from the second-lowest in the country (14.5 cents per gallon) to above the national average.
As bad as this may seem to residents used to low, low pump prices, there’s a trade-off.
Does New Jersey Really Want to Ban Drivers From Drinking Coffee?
New Jersey Democrats are pushing a wide-ranging distracted driving bill that would lead to harsh penalties for motorists, but does it mean cupholders will soon be outlawed in the Garden State?
The answer: probably not, but the bill would give law enforcement the blanket regulation they need to lay a charge for anything from eating behind the wheel to fixing your hair.
New Jersey Road Projects Shut Down as State Spins Its Wheels on Gas Tax
The Garden State remains the cheapest place to fill up in the Northeast, and you can thank government indecision for it.
Lawmakers in New Jersey can’t decide on what to do about their state’s bone-dry transportation fund, and residents are equally divided on how to pay for future road projects. That means pump prices will stay low for the time being.
A Tale of Craigslist Wheels
Note: This story originally appeared on Hooniverse.com. It is republished here with permission.
My mother used to have a very nice 2005 Acura TL. For almost nine years she used that car to commute from her home in Edgewater, NJ to work in the Bronx. Those of you that have not traveled between New Jersey and New York over the George Washington Bridge, and further north over the Cross Bronx Expressway, should know that this may be the worst road in the United States. The bridge converges four highways into one. The traffic jams are constant, as is construction. Someone always breaks down or rear-ends someone else. Due to heavy truck traffic the pavement is extremely wavy. It’s bad, really bad.
The third generation Acura TL came standard with 17-inch wheels wrapped in 235/45-17 tires. The car handled very well right out of the box while retaining a ride that was comfortable. With a 270hp engine, it was a fun car to drive, even with the ever-present torque steer. The problem was that its wheel/tire combination did not resist road imperfections very well. Bubbled-up tires and bent wheels were the norm for my mom and many other TL owners. I did my best to ensure that she always had a good set of wheels and tires on the car, which meant frequent Craigslist searches.
Gas Tax Hike Could Kill New Jersey's Famously Low Pump Prices
A looming bump in New Jersey’s gas tax would mean fewer drivers from neighboring states crossing the Hudson and Delaware Rivers to take advantage of the state’s famously low pump prices.
The state’s transportation fund is almost empty, roads and bridges need repairs, and Democrat lawmakers and select Republicans are putting pressure on Governor Chris Christie to send the gas tax skyward, according to the New York Times.
How much higher? Try 23 cents/gallon more.
Is This 2003 Cadillac Escalade Worth $119,780?
If you were to buy a 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV near North Caldwell, New Jersey, you’d expect to shell out nearly $10,000 for an exceptionally clean ride from a dealer, according to Edmunds. Yet, this particular example of GM’s brashly designed full-size SUV sold for nearly 12 times that amount: $119,780.
Well, this one was driven by a garbage man.
Coal Rolling Banned In New Jersey
Dudebros in their diesel brodozers will need to take their coal rolling outside of New Jersey, as the state has banned the practice.
Report: 'Hundreds' Of Recalled New Vehicles Sold Without Prior Repairs
In an investigative segment on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday, ABC News purchased a vehicle under recall from a dealer who had not repaired it.
Southbound And Down: Mercedes Moving To Atlanta
We first mentioned this Monday evening, and now it’s official: Mercedes-Benz USA is leaving New Jersey for the old, sweet song of Atlanta.
Subaru Of America Applies For New HQ Site In New Jersey
Subaru of America is applying to move its headquarters four miles west of its current home in Cherry Hill, N.J., setting up shop in Camden, N.J.
Tesla Appeals NJ Franchise Statute, May Win Via Legislation
Months after the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission forced Tesla to stop directly selling its vehicles to the public, the automaker’s appeal moves closer to its day in court.
New Jersey Legislation May Protect Residents From Out-Of-State Automated Enforcement
Do you live in New Jersey, but travel around states where a traffic enforcement camera could ruin your day? You may soon be able to put that fear aside, thanks to a new bipartisan bill going through the state’s legislature.
NJ Assembly, NY Governor Pass Direct Auto Sales Legislation
Tesla is one step closer to resuming direct sales of its electric vehicles in New Jersey after the N.J. Assembly passes a bill that would allow it and other ZEV manufacturers to bypass the independent franchise system in selling electric vehicles.
New Jersey Assembly Committee Approves Tesla Direct-Sales Bill
Earlier this spring, Tesla ceased direct-sales at its two New Jersey showrooms due to enforcement of state law that prohibited such sales from auto manufacturers. That may soon change once a bill that would allow direct-sales to begin again comes to a vote before the New Jersey Assembly.