Hit-and-Run Deaths Hit Record High

More than one hit-and-run crash occurs every minute on U.S. roads, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These crashes resulted in 2,049 deaths in 2016 – the highest number on record and a 60 percent increase since 2009.     Last year in North Carolina, there were 56 recorded hit-and-runs, according […]

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Motorcycle Safety Month

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, in 2017 there were 3,600 motorcycle-related crashes that resulted in 141 fatalities – a decrease from 151 fatalities in 2016. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reported there were 2,279 motorcycle-related crashes in 2017 that resulted in 114 fatalities – a decrease from 139 fatalities in […]

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B.R.A.K.E.S Driver Training

Teen fatalities behind the wheel happen every day and much too often. No one understands this reality more than Doug Herbert, who lost both of his sons – 17 year-old James and 12 year-old Jon, to a car crash. His grief led to his resolve to create a driving program, B.R.A.K.E.S (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone […]

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100 Deadliest Days Kicks Off

Memorial Day (May 28) begins the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers, the period when teen crash deaths historically climb. During this time, the average number of deaths from car crashes involving teen drivers, ages 16-19, increases by 16 percent per day compared to other days of the year.   There were 53,392 crashes involving teens […]

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Gas Prices Are Going Up and American Car-Buyers are Going Electric

American appetite for electric vehicles is heating up. A new AAA survey shows that 20 percent or 50 million Americans will likely go electric for their next vehicle purchase, up from 15 percent in 2017. With lower-than-average ownership costs, increased driving ranges and the latest advanced safety features, AAA sees a strong future for electric vehicles. […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Punta Cana

Known for its soft, golden-sand beaches and year-round summery weather, Punta Cana, on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, is perfect for a relaxing, active-as-you-want-to-be vacation. Here are the top 5 reasons you should consider Punta Cana for your next vacation: Spectacular Beaches. Punta Cana and Bávaro are two resort areas at either end […]

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The Key Lime Festival

For a citrus celebration unlike any other, head down to the Florida Keys for the annual Key Lime Festival on June 30th – July 4th, 2018. This 4-day festival will celebrate the birthplace of Key Lime Pie, with culinary events for every taste, and activities to delight every visitor. Most events are expected to sell out, […]

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AmaWaterways – A New Dimension in River Cruising

There’s a new destination on the Danube—AmaWaterways’ most innovative river cruise ship to date, the extraordinary AmaMagna, embarking on her maiden journey in May 2019. At nearly twice the width of traditional European river ships, yet welcoming just 196 guests, the AmaMagna is a distinctive evolution of AmaWaterways’ already exceptional river fleet, featuring a daring […]

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