AAA Carolinas: More Motorists are Running Red Lights

More than two people are killed every day on U.S. roads by impatient and reckless drivers blowing through red lights, according to data analysis performed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.   Impatience and distraction can lead to motorists speeding up when the light turns yellow in order to beat the red light. This […]

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Speeding Deaths on the Rise

So far this year in North Carolina, there have been 231 fatal crashes because of speeding resulting in 253 deaths – up 19.7% from last year’s 196 crashes.   In South Carolina, there were 414 fatalities at the hand of speed-related crashes in 2018. So far in 2019, there have been 240, which will hopefully […]

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Pedestrian Death Increase Outpacing Rate of Population Growth in NC

Last year, 228 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in North Carolina, up 13.4% from 2017, according to the NCDMV. Since 2009, the number of pedestrians killed each year in NC has risen by 54%, more than five times the rate of population growth in the state during that time.   This increase seems to […]

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Is Your Child Passenger Properly Restrained in your Vehicle?

September 15-21 is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Car crashes are currently the leading cause of death among children aged 1 to 13. Carolinians can help change these numbers by taking the proper precautions when driving.   In conjunction with the nationally recognized, week-long safety event, National Seat Check Saturday is Saturday, September 21. This […]

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Four North Carolina Cities Rank in the Top 10 for Best Cities to Drive in Nationwide

A recent study done by WalletHub placed four cities in North Carolina in the top 10 for best cities to drive in, including Raleigh (1st), Winston-Salem (5th), Charlotte (9th) and Greensboro (10th). Durham, North Carolina made the top 20 list at 19th. To conduct the study, WalletHub compared a sample of the 100 most populated […]

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power outage caused by tree on power line

How to Prepare for an Extended Power Outage

Even if a hurricane doesn’t make direct landfall in your area, the cone of the storm’s impact could mean hurricane-strength winds that can take out power lines for several days. It’s important to be prepared ahead of a storm for the possibility of being without power for up to a week. Before an Outage Stay […]

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NEW RESEARCH FINDS PROTECTED BIKE LANES CAN STILL LEAD TO DANGER

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 15, 2019) – A recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study found that cyclists are still vulnerable to injury and crashes even when riding in protected bike lanes.   “Protected bike lanes, though they’re separated from the road by physical barriers such as trees or parked cars, can make a cyclist feel […]

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AAA Carolinas Opens Doors to First-Ever Car Wash

Grand Opening includes Event Honoring Make-A-Wish AAA Carolinas opened its first car wash – Fins – in Greenville, South Carolina late July.   Fins Car Wash is an automatic car wash focused on providing fast and remarkable washes. It differs from other car washes because of its state-of-the-art, low-stress loading system that eases and enhances […]

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