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2017 Archives

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  • Sep 23, 2017
    • Steve Colavito-Business Relationship Manager Grant Associates - CTE INDUSTRY SCHOLARS PROGRAM-UPDATES
    • Robert Sinclair Jr. AAANortheast - TRUCK SAFETY TECHNOLOGY CAN PREVENT 63,000 CRASHES EACH YEAR
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - WHERE AUTOMAKERS STAND ON AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING PLEDGE
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist & Consultant - DOMINO'S AND FORD BEGIN CONSUMER RESEARCH OF PIZZA DELIVERY
  • Sep 16, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - EV'S ARC THEGAP!
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - FOUR SMALL PICKUPS EARN TOP RATING IN IIHS SMALL OVERLAP FRONT TEST
    • Robert Sinclair AAA Northeast - AAA REVEALS TRUE COST OF VEHICLE OWNERSHIP
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist & Consultant - 2017 FORD FUSION SPORT
  • Sep 09, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent-Suffolk England - SUBCOMPACT? I'LL HAVE ONE!
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - NISSAN TITAN
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - SIDE GUARD ON SEMITRAILER PREVENTS UNDERRIDE IN 40 MPH TEST
    • Robert Sinclair, AAANortheast - GASOLINE PRICES
  • Sep 02, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - DRIVERS LORRIES/RIGS TO BE TESTED ACROSS THE UK
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - GENESIS G90 AWD
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - STAY WITHIN THE LINES LANE DEPARTURE WARNING, BLIND SPOT DETECTION HELP DRIVERS AVOID TROUBLE
    • Robert Sinclair, AAANortheast - SUPPLY AND GASOLINE PRICES
  • Aug 26, 2017
    • Robert Erskine-Senior European Correspondent , Suffolk England - FULL WOVEN CARBON CYCLE
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - NEW VOLKSWAGEN SUV EARNS 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK AWARD
    • John Russell- Senior Correspondent - TOYOTA YARIS IA
    • Robert Sinclair, AAA NORTHEAST - HURRICANE'S IMPACT ON GASOLINE PRICES
  • Aug 19, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - BRIGHT UP SPARK
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - JEEP CHEROKEE COMPASS
    • Robert Sinclair AAA Northesat - OIL MARKET DYNAMICS
  • Aug 12, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - DUST TO DUST
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - ADULTS ADMIT TO NOT ALWAYS USING SAFETY BELTS IN THE BACK SEAT, IIHS SURVEY FINDS
    • John Russell Senior Vice President - JEEP RENEGADE
  • Aug 05, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - 2040 UK TO BAN ALL NEW GASOLINE AND DIESEL CARS
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - 2017 MINI COUNTRYMAN EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK AWARD
    • Robert Sinclair, AAANORTHEAST - SUFFOLK COUNTY'S REPORT ON RED LIGHT CAMERA PROGRAM
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - JEEP RENEGADE
  • Jul 29, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - DAS IST NICHT GUT - THIS ISN'T GOOD; UK GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING A TOTAL BAN OF GASOLINE AND DIESEL VEHICLES IN THE UK FROM 2040
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - IMPROVED KIA FORTE EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK + AWARD
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - KIA SOUL TURBO
  • Jul 22, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - DIESEL DECLINES, EMISSIONS INCREASE
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - TOYOTA TACOMA TRD SPORT PICK-UP TRUCK
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - REDESIGNED MAZDA CX-5 EARNS 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK + AWARD
    • Robert Sinclair, AAANORTHEAST - UPDATED GASOLINE INFORMATION
  • Jul 15, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - CAN'T PASS WON'T PASS
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - THREE LARGE CARS JOIN RANKS OF IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK + WINNERS
    • Robert Sinclair, AAA NORTHEAST - E-Z PASS' DIRTY LITTLE SECRET; MILLIONS OF USERS CHARGED CASH RATE
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - INFINITI QX 70
  • Jul 08, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior Correspondent - SCOTT KRUGGER - HEAD OF ALFA ROMEO DESIGN
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - LANE MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS STILL A TURNOFF FOR MANY DRIVERS
    • Robert Sinclair AAANORTHEAST - NEW VEHICLE-ORIENTED LAWS PASSED NY NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - TOYOTA COROLLA IM
  • Jul 01, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - 2017 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA Q2
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - LEGALIZING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IS LINKED TO INCREASED CRASHES
    • Robert Sinclair, Jr- AAA Northeast - POLICE, ROAD RECOVERY PERSONNEL CALL ATTENTION TO "SLOW DOWN, MOVE OVER
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - 2017 KIA SORRENTO
  • Jun 24, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent - WHERE'S THE FIX? - SPECIALIZED AUTO BODY REPAIRS
    • Robert Sinclair AAANORTHEAST - HISTORIC INDEPENDENCE DAY, NUMBER OF JULY 4TH TRAVELERS GREATEST OF ALL TIME
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - MITSUBISHI LANCER 2.4 SEL AWD
  • Jun 17, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - BALLS TO TRANSPORT!
    • John Russell-Senior Correspondent - 2017 KIA FORTE
    • Russ Rader- Senior Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - MORE THAN HALF OF MID-SIZED SUV HEADLIGHTS TESTED RATE MARGINAL OR POOR
    • Robert Sinclair, AAANORTHEAST - UPDATED OIL PRICES INFORMATION
  • Jun 10, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - DESIGN - 1ST TOUCH THE DOOR HANDLE
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - HONDA CIVIC HATCHBACK
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - IIHS EXPANDS SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE TO FACEBOOK
    • Robert Sinclair - AAAEAST - NEW YORK'S INSUFFICIENT CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY LAWS PUT KIDS AT RISK
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist & Consultant - 2017 CHEVROLET TRAX
  • Jun 03, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - DRIVEN BY DISTRACTION
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - LEXUS IS 300
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - ON THE ROAD AGAIN - Higher driver death rates is a downside of economic recovery
    • Robert Sinclair, AAANORTHEAST - TEEN DRIVERS 300% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN ROAD CRASHES
  • May 27, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - VOLVO 290 SALOON APPRAISAL
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - INTERVIEWING MARY WENNERSTROM ABOUT GREENWICH CONCOURS
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - WITH IMPROVED CRASH PROTECTION, BMW 5 SERIES EARNS TOP IIHS AWARD
    • Robert Sinclair AAA Northeast - AAA MEMORIAL DAY 2017 TRAVEL PROJECTIONS
  • May 20, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent - PEPPER MILLS AND THE 2017 PEUGEOT 2008 SUV
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist & Consultant - IMPRESSIONS OF THE HONDA HR-V1
    • Robert Sinclair, AAANORTHEAST - GASOLINE PRICES
  • May 13, 2017
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - INFINITI QX 80
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President Insurance for Highway Safety - IIHS CRASH TESTS REVEAL BENEFITS OF UNDERRIDE GUARDS FOR SIDES OF SEMITRAILERS
  • May 06, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent - Suffolk England - OI HOW MUCH!?
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - NISSAN ARMADA
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - REDESIGNED KIA CADENZA EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK + AWARD
    • Robert Sinclair, Jr. AAANORTHEAST - AAA-SIMPLE CHANGES TO ROADS COULD SAVE LIVES AND PREVENT INJURIES
  • Apr 29, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - ECO MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES - BAMBOO!
    • John Russell-Senior Correspondent - HONDA ACCORD HYBRID TOURING
    • Russ Rader - Senior Vice President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - PROGRESS IS SLOW ON ALCOHOL IMPAIRMENT AMONG PEDESTRIANS, BICYCLISTS
    • Robert Sinclair Jr., AAA NORTHEAST - RISING GASOLINE PRICES
  • Apr 22, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - BACK TO SMALLER-COMPACT SUV'S
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - THE JEEP WRANGLER AND GRAND CHEROKEE
    • Steve Colavito, Business Relationship Manager-Grant Associates - THE NYC CTE INDUSTRY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
  • Apr 15, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent , Suffolk England - YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO SICK, YOU MAKE ME FEEL AS THO' SPRING HAS SPRUNG!
    • Robert Sinclair, AAA Northeast - IMPRESSIONS OF THE 2017 NY INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW AT THE JAVITS CENTER IN NEW YORK CITY
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - IIHS TIGHTENS CRITERIA FOR RECOMMENDED USED VEHICLES FOR TEENS
  • Apr 08, 2017
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - 2017 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER GT
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - HANDS ON PORSCHE WEEKEND NEW YORK APRIL 2017
    • Michael Porcelli-Central Avenue Information and David Jacobson-Collector Car Showcase- Oyster Bay - COLLECTOR CAR SHOW CASE IN OYSTER BAY
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President-Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY
  • Apr 01, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent , Suffolk England - GORGEOUS CURVES
    • Robert Sinclair, AAA Northeast - 15 THINGS TO KEEP IN YOUR CARS AT ALL TIMES
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - KIA CADENZA SXL
  • Mar 25, 2017
    • Robert Erskine - Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - BMW TAKES THE GLOVES OFF FOR A PUNCH UP!
    • Russ Rader - Senior Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - REDESIGNED HONDA CR-V EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK + AWARD
    • Robert Sinclair-AAA Northeast - BACK SEAT OCCUPANTS SUFFER NEEDLESS DEATHS AND INJURIES STATEWIDE
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - GMC ACADIA
  • Mar 18, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - ALONG CAME A SPIDER
    • Robert Sinclair Jr. AAA Northeast - REMEMBERING CARS FROM MY YOUTH: 1966 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE
    • Ivan Anderson, Brookdale Community College - AUTOMOTIVE INFORMATION SESSIONS & OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULES
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - HYUNDAI ELANTRA SPORT WITH SIX-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
  • Mar 11, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk, England - STEEL THRO' THICK N' THIN
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - IIHS RECOGNIZES SEMITRAILERS WITH GOOD UNDERRIDE GUARDS
    • Robert Sinclair, AAA Northeast - AMERICANS FEAR SHARING THE ROAD WITH DRIVERLESS CARS
    • Audra Fordin, Great Bear Auto Repairs & What Women AUTO Know - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2017
  • Mar 04, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - TEXT - BANNED FROM DRIVING
    • John Russell-Central Correspondent - LEXUS LX 570
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President Insurance Institute Fro Highway Safety - 2017 SUBARU IMPREZA EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK + Award
    • Robert Sinclair Jr. AAA Northeast - INVENTORIES OF CRUDE OIL AND GASOLINE SURGE
  • Feb 25, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk, England - SHORT OF BREATH - LONDON'S SUFFOCATING AIR
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - RX 350 AND THE LARGE LX570
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - 2017 BUICK LaCROSSE EARNS TOP SAFETY PICK AWARD
    • Robert Sinclair Jr. AAANORTHEAST - ROAD DE-ICERS CAUSE $3 BILLION IN VEHICLE RUST DAMAGE ANNUALLY
  • Feb 18, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - GM'S DUD EUROPEAN ROCKET-OPEL
    • Stephen Colavito, Business Relationship Manager, Grant Associates - GRANT ASSOCIATES, WORKING WITH NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROMOTE EFFECTIVE CAREER AND TECHNICAL (CTE) IN NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - PRIUS 2 ECHO
  • Feb 11, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England; and Darcy Backman, Global Marketing Manager, 3M Auto Care - EASY TIPS FOR WINTER WEATHER CAR MAINTENANCE FROM 3M AUTO
    • Russ Rader-Senior Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - NEAR MISS: TWO ALL-ELECTRIC CARS FALL SHORT OF EARNING AN IIHS SAFETY AWARD
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell, Senior Correspondents - INFINITI Q50 3.0T SPORT AWD
  • Feb 04, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - OOH WHAT A LOVELY FACE!
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - NISSAN TITAN FAILS TO HOLD UP IN SMALL OVERLAP TEST
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell - CHEVY VOLT
  • Jan 28, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - SAFER VEHICLES LESS INSPECTIONS?
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards go to BMW 3 series , 2 series
    • Sharon Sudol & John Russell Senior Correspondents - NISSAN SENTRA
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist and Consultant - DC AUTO SHOW
  • Jan 21, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - THE NEW OLD
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - HONDA RIDGELINE
    • Robert Sinclair- AAANORTHEST - CALL ISSUED TO WHITE HAT HACKERS: FIND THE FLAWS IN NEW AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE UPDATE
  • Jan 14, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk England - ICONIC DESIGN RULES
    • Robert Sinclair, AAA Northeast - COLD WEATHER AUTOMOTIVE DRIVING PROBLEMS
    • Sharon Sudol and John Russell, Senior Correspondents - INFINITI QX 60 AWD
  • Jan 07, 2017
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, Suffolk, England - OTHER'S LOGIC
    • Russ Rader, Senior Vice President- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - NEW YEAR'S DAY IS DEADLIEST FOR ALCHOL - RELATED CRASHES
    • Audra Fordin-What Women Auto Know - AUDRA FORDIN EMPOWERS WOMEN WITH AN AUTOMOTIVE EDUCATION

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