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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2018 Vehicle Top Safety Pick

Only 15 vehicles were awarded the 2018 Top Safety Pick+ title by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after the requirements to be considered a “plus” vehicle were raised. This year, good-rated headlights and good or acceptable passenger-side protection in small overlap front crashes were taken into consideration when rating vehicles.   The 15 vehicles […]

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Spotlight: DeFalco’s Automotive & Towing

In our efforts to provide excellent service to our members, we partner with quality auto repair, auto body and towing providers throughout the Carolinas to ensure help for our members no matter where they may need it. This month, we are highlighting a company we work closely alongside to help stranded members get back on […]

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South Carolina’s DUI-E Bill

South Carolina legislatures are reviewing a bill that would make it illegal to hold a cell phone behind the wheel.    House Bill 4480, also known as the DUI-E (driving under the influence of electronics) bill, aims to un-blur the line between texting and talking on the device so that anytime the device is in a driver’s […]

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How to Prepare your Teen for their License

Most parents dread the day their teen will start driving on their own. Getting behind the wheel is a big milestone, but one that must be properly prepared for. Parents and caregivers play a critical role in ensuring their teen is ready for the responsibility. Outlined below are important steps to take before your teen heads […]

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Spotlight: Safe Lane Driving School

Former North Carolina State Highway Patrolman Phillip Glover has a deep-rooted passion for making the roads in his community safer. As a Trooper for 27 years, Glover witnessed countless car crashes that possibly could have been avoided had the driver been equipped with better defensive driving skills. “I was always involved with highway safety during my career,” […]

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A Young Life Lost to Distracted Driving

Our Foundation's greatest mission is to prevent distracted driving on our roads. It is a senseless epidemic that leads to numerous fatalities. One of the many lives taken too soon by distracted driving was Brian Garlock's. This is his mother, Tammy's, story:   "Thursday, June 12, 2008 began like any other ordinary day; unfortunately, it […]

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