100 Deadliest Days Kicks Off

Memorial Day (May 28) 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.   There were 53,392 crashes involving teens […]

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Gas Prices Are Going Up and American Car-Buyers are Going Electric

American appetite for electric vehicles is heating up. A new AAA survey shows that 20 percent or 50 million Americans will likely go electric for their next vehicle purchase, up from 15 percent in 2017. With lower-than-average ownership costs, increased driving ranges and the latest advanced safety features, AAA sees a strong future for electric vehicles. […]

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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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