How to Avoid Buying a Flood Damaged Car

As areas are hit by hurricanes and floods, AAA Carolinas warns Carolinians to avoid purchasing a vehicle that has suffered flood damage. Recognizing a flood damaged vehicle isn't as easy as you'd think.  In many cases, insurance companies deem flood damaged vehicles totaled, which are then sold to salvage companies. However, rather than being disassembled […]

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Stay Safe on Wet or Flooded Roads

AAA reports that nearly 1.2 million car crashes occur each year on wet pavement resulting in 5,700 deaths.  "It's important that drivers heed official warnings and avoid driving on wet and flooded roads if able,” said AAA Carolinas spokesperson Tiffany Wright. If your vehicle shuts down while in standing water, do not try to restart […]

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AAA Dip Courses

  The AAA Driver Improvement Program was first developed in 1977 when it became evident that there was a need for informational and behavioral programming for roadway drivers. Over the years, AAA has worked with many organizations to improve and expand the program to meet the safe driving needs of drivers including:   Traffic Offenders: […]

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Pedestrian Deaths Climb

While there’s been a decrease in some traffic death categories over the last couple of years,  pedestrian deaths have jumped 27 percent from 2007 to 2016. Studies conducted have found that the largest increase in incidents are occurring in urban areas, in the dark and at non-intersections.   This appears to be due to a […]

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Staying Safe During a Hurricane

Prepare yourself, your family, and your home for an impending storm. Read our tips to stay safe when a hurricane could be headed your way. AAA Carolinas recommends following The Department of Transportation for evacuation routes and updated information.       Before a Storm: Locate all of your important records (such as passports, birth certificates […]

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Traffic Safety Legislation Wins

The North Carolina legislature has been busy with traffic safety related delegation this session. Two notable new bills have passed, benefitting North Carolinian motorists: a roads bill and a disabled veteran motorist bill. In South Carolina, the vision screening bill for motorists to adhere to has passed.   North Carolina Build NC Bond Act   […]

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Senior Driver Setbacks

AAA encourages seniors to continue driving for as long as their health will allow them to. Having the ability to drive creates a sense of independence for seniors and results in an overall boost of happiness. It is important, however, for seniors to understand the physical changes that come with aging and how those changes […]

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Journey to the White Continent

One vast stretch of the planet has remained beyond humans’ grasp. Antarctica. This frozen continent has never been permanently occupied. It has no towns or villages; just grand, icy and unpredictable wilderness. A journey to the seventh continent is about as other-worldly as it gets on the planet Earth. This icy splendor is home to […]

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