NJ Road Assistance Calls Up 21%

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HAMILTON – AAA, the leading provider of roadside assistance, responded to nearly 54,000 calls in January 2011 throughout New Jersey, a 21 percent increase compared to January 2010.

“Cold weather coupled with snow and ice will always find weak car batteries and strand motorists,” Tracy Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic said.

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While snow and ice were battering much of the Mid-Atlantic Region, AAA road service providers were responding to emergency roadside calls, extricating vehicles, replacing batteries, fixing tires and offering lockout service.

In New Jersey calls for emergency service totaled 53,796

  • Tow calls totaled 23,252, up  23 percent
  • Battery calls totaled 14,979, up 22 percent
  • Light Service calls totaled 15,127, up 16 percent
  • Lock out service calls totaled 438, up 18 percent

AAA Mid-Atlantic serves nearly four million members in parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and throughout Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit aaa.com/community.


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