Holiday Travel Safety

A record breaking 4.7 million Carolinians plan to travel during the year-end holiday season this year, which is a 4.4% increase from last year and the most since AAA has been tracking holiday travel. The year-end holiday travel period is defined as Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 1.   For those traveling by car […]

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Holiday Shopping Gone Wrong: The Dangers of Parking Lot Collisions

As the rush to check everyone off of your holiday shopping list begins, AAA warns motorists and shoppers alike to be mindful in busy parking lots this season.   Particularly during the holiday season, mall parking lots present unique challenges with heavy pedestrian traffic and increased congestion, not to mention the added layer of drivers […]

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Illuminating the Dangers of Driving with Cloudy Headlights

 before v. after  New research from AAA reveals that clouded or yellowed headlights generate only 20 percent of the amount of light that new headlights do, leading to dangerous nighttime driving conditions.   Most headlights are made of plastic and exposure to sunlight breaks down the plastic coating, causing discoloration that obscures the amount of […]

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Society’s Standards: The Increase in Video Use Behind the Wheel

AAA Carolinas is dedicated to ending the distracted driving epidemic – which means continuously studying the trends and evolving to combat them. The latest trends are actually showing a decrease in texting behind the wheel, as it is moving toward a stigma in young adults. Unfortunately, this is not a win, as the decrease in […]

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Crashes Increase in States with Legalized Marijuana Use

A recent study by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute found that crashes are up by as much as 6 percent in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington following their legalization of recreational marijuana.   These findings come at a time when campaigns to legalize it in more states has […]

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AAA recommends the best places to see the stars

AAA’s Best Places to see the Stars in 2019

The expansive Milky Way, a falling star caught on the horizon, thousands upon thousands of twinkling stars – watching the night sky reminds of the vastness of the universe. Sadly, seeing all the cosmic splendor has become increasingly difficult because of light pollution. Here are our picks for getting a clear, unpolluted view of the […]

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AAA's best Romantic Destinations for 2019

AAA’s Top Romance Destinations for 2019

Everyone needs a little romance in their life. Here are our suggestions for romance in 2019: FRANCE Is there any place more likely to conjure l’amore than France? From Paris to Provence, the French know how to make everything romantic. Paris certainly has food, wine, art and culture, but strolling down the Champs-Élysées at twilight […]

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AAA’s Best Family Adventures for 2019

Family vacations are important. When you are away from your every day "to do" list, you can pay more attention to each other. Here are AAA's recommendations on where to create those family memories in 2019. ORLANDO Yes, Orlando is a no-brainer when you’re talking about family vacations – it’s the #1 vacation destination in […]

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