Secure Your Load Inside and Out

A messy car isn’t just embarrassing — it can be deadly. Even small objects can become dangerous projectiles in a crash. When a crash occurs and a vehicle comes to an abrupt stop, everything inside (including the cargo, driver and passengers) continues to move at the same rate of speed the vehicle was traveling before […]

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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 […]

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Category: Traffic Safety

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 […]

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Category: Traffic Safety

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 […]

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Category: Traffic Safety

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 […]

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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 […]

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Category: Traffic Safety

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 […]

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Category: Traffic Safety

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 […]

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