Back to School Safety Tips

As the new school year begins, AAA Carolinas wants to remind motorists about ways to keep students safe on their way to and from school.   Now is the time to check your child’s safety seat, as according to the NCDOT, motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among children ages 1-19. […]

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Study Finds Most Dangerous Highway in NC and SC

As we prepare for our final road trips of the summer and get ready to go back to school, it is important that we continue to stay vigilant on the road and practice safety behind the wheel – especially on roads that are prone to a higher number of collisions.   In North Carolina, that […]

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Labor Day Safety

From driving tips to grill handling skills to safety on the water, ensure a safe Labor Day   You might be gearing up for that last hoorah over the Labor Day holiday before summer comes to an end. The long weekend is usually celebrated near a body of water with someone grilling out and maybe […]

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Labor Day Safety Tips

AAA Carolinas expects roughly 2 million Carolinians to be traveling by vehicle this Labor Day weekend and they are giving tips to ensure safe travels as well as safety tips for Labor Day activities.   Increased Danger on the Roads Labor Day weekend marks the end of the “100 Deadliest Days”, the period when teen […]

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technician installing new brakes

Telltale Signs You Need New Brakes

You constantly rely on your brakes to slow and stop your vehicle, making them essential to its overall safety. Are you sure your brakes are in top working condition? Learn the signs you need new brakes.   HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU REPLACE BRAKES? The lifespan of brakes varies more than most other routine maintenance needs […]

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Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival Has It All

There are many reasons that the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival was voted the best festival in the Southeast, and the shrimp and grits are only two of them. The Shrimp and Grits Festival takes place in Jekyll Island, Georgia every fall, and each year the island outdoes itself. This year’s festival takes place […]

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LOCAL NC TEEN WINS TOYOTA’S TEENDRIVE365 COMPETITION

Toyota and Discovery Education created a contest for students to submit a video about the importance of safe driving, and local teen Christina Williams blew the competition away.   A junior at Garner Magnet High School in Wake County, North Carolina, Christina was awarded the second place prize of $10,000 to go toward her college […]

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New Legislation Aimed at Curbing Child Heatstroke in Vehicles

Ahead of National Heatstroke Prevention Day (July 31) and due to the rising number of children dying in hot vehicles, law makers have introduced a bill aimed at preventing these tragedies from occurring in the future.   Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Peter King (R-NY) recently proposed H.R. 3593, otherwise known as […]

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