Safety Spotlight: Carolina Road Driving School

This month, we are highlighting AAA Approved Driving School Carolina Road Driving. Owned by Mickey Tripp, this driving school has locations in Raleigh and Greenville N.C. and has been an AAA approved driving school for three years.  The instructors at Carolina Road Driving School have over fifty years of combined experience as driving instructors, classroom […]

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Charlotte City Council Considers Red Light Cameras

Charlotte City Council members met Monday, April 2, to discuss the topic of bringing back red light cameras. The city did away with the red light camera programs 12 years ago due to the cost, but some are advocating for their return in an effort to decrease intersection crashes and improve pedestrian safety. Car crashes […]

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How to Go Green This Earth Day

As Earth Day approaches (April 22) we are reminded of the importance of being environmentally conscious every day. Fortunately for motorists, taking steps to go greener on the roads will also save them money in the process. AAA offers the following tips for lessening our environmental impact when behind the wheel: Imagine Eggs Under the […]

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Ignition Interlock Devices May Be Key to Preventing Impaired Driving

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and AAA is highlighting ignition interlock devices in an effort to reduce repeat drunk driving offenders.  Requiring all drunk driving offenders to install alcohol ignition interlock devices (IID) can reduce the number of impaired drivers in fatal crashes by 16 percent, according to a new study conducted by the Insurance Institute for […]

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AAA Releases Emotional PSA For Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Each day, 10 people are killed in distracted driving crashes – contributing to the 37,000 people killed in crashes on U.S. roadways during 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).   In North Carolina there were 32 fatalities due to distracted driving in 2017, according to the NCDOT and in South Carolina […]

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Safety Spotlight: Baldwin Driver Training School

Baldwin Driver Training has been on a mission to make the roads safer in the state of South Carolina since 1954 – the oldest accredited driving school in the state as it has been AAA approved for more than a decade. It has done so by offering driving lessons for South Carolinians all across the […]

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Duke University Startup Launches Tire Sensor Technology

A Duke University startup has cracked the code to monitoring the real-time tread wear of tires on the road. Tyrata, Inc. has partnered with several investors, including Dealer Tire, LLC to launch its product to retailers and the public.   Who is Tyrata, Inc.? Tyrata, Inc. has previously perfected its sensor technology and now the […]

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AAA Carolinas Holds Pedestrian Safety Event

AAA Carolinas, IKEA Charlotte, and CMPD came together to raise awareness about pedestrian safety. The organizations hosted an event Wednesday, Feb 21 to give away free safety gear and encourage the Charlotte community to “Be Seen” when walking near roads.   In 2017, there were 28 pedestrian fatalities on the streets of Charlotte alone – […]

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