95 and Counting

What began as a small, boys-only initiative continues to stand the test of time, and this year the AAA School Safety Patrol program is celebrating 95 years. Since that humble beginning, the AAA-sponsored patrol has expanded into the world’s largest safety program, honoring its original mission: To provide a safer environment and leadership opportunities for […]

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Buckle Up and Eyes on the Road!

Some of the best family memories are behind the wheel. Review the basics before venturing out to keep yourself and your passengers safe and sound. Plan Your RouteAccording to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than 21 percent of fatal crashes involve driver fatigue. Drowsy driving is a leading cause for accidents so planning […]

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Distracted Driving and Teen Crashes: Even Worse than We Thought

AAA’s Ground-breaking Research Reveals Causes of Teen Crashes The most comprehensive research ever conducted into crash videos of teen drivers has found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely a much more serious problem than previously known, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The unprecedented video analysis finds that distraction was a factor […]

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Making Sense of Marijuana Motorists

AAA Foundation research aims to bridge information gap on marijuana-impaired driving. With the legalization of marijuana increasing, the lack of information and research about its effects on motorists is becoming more obvious. AAA is helping to fill that gap.“Unfortunately, public policy is ahead of research when it comes to marijuana and driving,” said AAA Carolinas’ […]

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Unsafe Driver Distractions

AAA urges manufacturers to focus on accuracy and usability. With three out of four drivers believing hands-free technology is safe to use, most motorists may be surprised to learn that these popular new vehicle features may actually increase mental distraction, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Using instrumented test vehicles […]

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Pets are Family Too – Celebrate the Season with Them

Just because it’s time to travel doesn’t mean you have to leave your best friend behind. Follow these guidelines and keep everyone safe, secure and happy while traveling. Pets should be confined to the back seat, either in a carrier or a harness attached to the car’s seat belt. This keeps the animal from interfering […]

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South Carolina’s Traffic Safety Improves with Two New Laws

South Carolina took two major steps this year toward improving poor traffic safety records by passing laws related to texting and first-time drunken drivers. Anti-textingSouth Carolina became the 49th state to pass an anti-texting law relating to the use of texting while driving a vehicle. Effective: June 10. The $25 anti-texting offense carries no points […]

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Older Drivers Now Safer, But Not Twenty-Somethings

Older drivers, once considered a hazard on the road, have become safer drivers in recent years, while older twenty-somethings now wear the crown as the most dangerous drivers. The analysis comes from a study covering 15 years by the prestigious Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) that confirms the traffic safety trend. They found fatal […]

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