CarFit Events for Senior Drivers
Senior drivers are often the safest on the roads. However, they also have the highest chance of being seriously injured or killed in the event of a crash, due to the fragility of their aging bodies (Source: NHTSA). CarFit aims to prevent that by fitting drivers to their car in the best way. CarFit is […]Read more
Buckle Up in the Back
A recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reveals that many adults don’t feel the need to wear seat belts while riding in the back seat. With many families hitting the road for summer vacation, we want to warn passengers that failing to buckle up in the back can have devastating consequences. […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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