Drive Alert Training Academy

This month, we are highlighting AAA Approved Drive Alert Training Academy, whose classes provide high quality teaching of proper driving techniques resulting in positive and safe driving habits for life for the Greenville, SC community.   The instructors at Drive Alert Training Academy include former law enforcement, military, fire services, emergency medical services, the department […]

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Disconnect and Drive Sponsors Speedway Christmas Show

The AAA Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety has partnered with Charlotte Motor Speedway to put on its annual Speedway Christmas show, which officially opens on November 18.   Speedway Christmas is a holiday light show extravaganza in which the public can drive on the 3.75 mile strip of racetrack under three million lights. This year, […]

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Deer Crossing: Vehicles More Likely to Hit Deer in Fall Season

With more deer on the road this season, AAA Carolinas is urging motorists to take precaution to avoid collisions.   The “rut” season – or mating season – of a deer typically runs from mid-October through mid-November. During this time, it is common for deer to lose their normally cautious manner as bucks chase does, […]

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Stay Safe on the Roads This Thanksgiving

AAA Carolinas predicts that close to 1.5 million North Carolinians and 732,000 South Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more for Thanksgiving this holiday season – the most since 2005. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 25.   Of those traveling, 90% will do so by motor […]

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We’re All At Risk When We Text Behind The Wheel

Six years ago, Tasha Hairston-Springs sent a text that almost ended her life and changed the lives of her children forever. She has spent every day since then advocating for all drivers – no matter how old and experienced – to put their phones away behind the wheel.   “I’ve become an advocate against distracted […]

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843 Lets Drive Prepares Student Drivers for Anything

This month, we are highlighting AAA Approved 843 Lets Drive driving school, whose vision is “to educate Low Country youth and residents to properly operate a vehicle in an effort to keep them and other drivers as safe as possible.”   843 Lets Drive serves the Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester County, SC area and is operated […]

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School Bus Safety Week

School Bus Safety Week – It’s Not Just for Kids

Next week, October 21-27, is National School Bus Safety Week. In preparation, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol began a campaign called “Operation Stop Arm” on October 15. During the campaign, troopers will monitor bus routes at the beginning and end of the school day to cite violators for passing a stopped school bus. In […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

Trick-or-Treaters and adult costumed partygoers will soon be flooding the streets and neighborhoods for Halloween celebrations throughout the Carolinas. As you prepare, be sure to take into account these Halloween safety tips. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Halloween is consistently among the top days of the year for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. […]

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