Don’t Stream and Drive
Research shows that SMS text messaging while driving is down. However, streaming and recording video behind the wheel is way up. Data use on a mobile device includes FaceTime, Netflix, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook. Troubling incidents of watching and recording video while driving are becoming too common. Recently, a teen live streamed a video […]Read more
Should School Buses Have Seat Belts?
School is back in session and child safety is in the forefront of many parents’ minds. A hot topic among school officials and legislatures recently is should school buses have seat belts, including whether or not to mandate their installation in state school buses. School buses are a very safe form of transportation. Roughly 500 […]Read more
Spring Break Road Trip Tips
Winter is behind us and warmer days bring the promise of spring. For teens, this often means hitting the road for a spring break trip, with many of them likely driving to their destinations. Distracted driving is one of the biggest concerns for teens driving this spring break. Eager passengers, cell phones and navigation systems […]Read more
2018 Resolutions for the Road
The New Year brings new resolutions. Many Carolinians resolve to lose weight, eat better or save money in 2018. However, AAA hopes motorists will add new resolutions that will help keep our roads safer for everyone. The North Carolina Department of Transportation reports that there were 1,442 traffic deaths in North Carolina in 2016. There […]Read more
Celebrating during the holidays? Don’t leave home without a plan!
Thanksgiving and Christmas are favorite times to spend quality time with family and friends. These celebrations often involve drinking alcohol, which could have fatal consequences. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that 10,265 people died in 2015 in drunk driving crashes. That’s one death every 51 minutes. Holiday celebrations don’t have to end […]Read more
School’s In. Be Safe!
It’s school time again! You may be focused on school supplies, the best back-to-school outfit and the coolest backpack. However, many people forget about the most important aspect of a school year — the safety of our students. Be aware of the increased child pedestrian activity, traffic congestion and school bus safety. Always remember to […]Read more
Share the Road and Save a Life
Summer is in full swing, and many Carolinians have dusted off their bicycles to hit the open road. With more than a half million collisions between motor vehicles and bicycles taking place in the United States annually, it’s important that both motorists and cyclists stay alert and share the roadway. How drivers and cyclists interact […]Read more
Putting the B.R.A.K.E.S. on Teen Deaths
Memorial Day 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. One North Carolina organization dedicated to this issue […]Read more