Senior Driver Setbacks

AAA encourages seniors to continue driving for as long as their health will allow them to. Having the ability to drive creates a sense of independence for seniors and results in an overall boost of happiness. It is important, however, for seniors to understand the physical changes that come with aging and how those changes […]

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Pets in Hot Cars: A Dangerous Combination

While most of us are aware that the hot summer months can be a dangerous time for children and the elderly, it is important to think about our pets as well. Many motorists have a habit of leaving pets in their cars while running errands. Even with the windows cracked, this can be a deadly […]

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Secure Your Load Before Hitting the Road

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that nationally over 51,000 car crashes are caused by debris on the road every year and about two-thirds of debris-related crashes are the result of unsecured loads and improper vehicle or trailer maintenance.    Drivers have a much bigger responsibility when it comes to preventing debris on the […]

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123 Drive!

This month, we are highlighting AAA Approved Driving School “123 Drive!” Driving Academy. Co-founders Mark and Doreen have been running 123 Drive! since 2010 in the Hilton Head/Bluffton S.C. area.   With eight state certified instructors, 123 Drive! is able to offer the community an array of different driving courses. Mark and Doreen are passionate […]

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Tread Lightly: Worn Tires Put Drivers at Risk

New research from AAA reveals that driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average stopping distances by a staggering 43 percent, or an additional 87 feet — more than the length of a semi-trailer truck — when compared to new tires. With nearly 800,000 crashes occurring on wet roads […]

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Keyless Vehicles Make Starting the Car Easier, but Remembering to Turn It Off is Another Issue

As more and more vehicles have become keyless, there has been an increase in fatalities from carbon monoxide poisoning after unknowingly leaving cars running in garages. A recent New York Times article has shed light on this phenomenon. According to the NYT, more than 24 people have died at the hands of carbon monoxide as […]

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Hit-and-Run Deaths Hit Record High

More than one hit-and-run crash occurs every minute on U.S. roads, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These crashes resulted in 2,049 deaths in 2016 – the highest number on record and a 60 percent increase since 2009.     Last year in North Carolina, there were 56 recorded hit-and-runs, according […]

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Motorcycle Safety Month

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, in 2017 there were 3,600 motorcycle-related crashes that resulted in 141 fatalities – a decrease from 151 fatalities in 2016. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reported there were 2,279 motorcycle-related crashes in 2017 that resulted in 114 fatalities – a decrease from 139 fatalities in […]

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