July 2019 Traffic Safety Newsletter

AAA Urges Drivers to Equip Vehicle with Escape Tool AAA recently reviewed an array of vehicle escape tools to determine which is most effective in quickly breaking passengers out of their cars. The study found that most escape tools will break tempered side windows, but none of the tools reviewed were able to break laminated glass – […]

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September 2019 Traffic Safety Newsletter

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 […]

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September 2019 Traffic Safety Newsletter

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 […]

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October 2019 Traffic Safety Newsletter

AAA Carolinas Warns of Heavier Deer Presence on the Roads With more deer active around roads this time of year, AAA Carolinas is urging motorists to take precaution to avoid collisions.   The mating season of a deer typically runs from mid-October through mid-November. This, coupled with the loss of daylight during most motorists’ commutes, […]

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School Bus Safety Week

Next week, October 21-25, is National School Bus Safety Week. The National Association for Pupil Transportation estimates that 25 million students ride school buses every school day and this week serves as a reminder for students, parents, teachers and the community to keep school bus safety in the forefront before and after school.   In […]

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Pet Passenger Safety

It is common for motorists to bring their pets along for road trips and even daily errands, but just like child passengers, unrestrained pets are a distraction to the driver and are at risk of injury in the event of even a small collision.   According to a study done by AAA and Kurgo Pet […]

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AAA Warns Pedestrian Detection Systems Don’t Work When Needed Most

Study finds systems fail at night when the majority of pedestrian vehicle fatalities occur New research from AAA reveals that automatic emergency braking systems with pedestrian detection perform inconsistently, and proved to be completely ineffective at night. An alarming result, considering 75% of pedestrian fatalities occur after dark. The systems were also challenged by real-world […]

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Electric Vehicles Equipped with Sound

As electric vehicles are gaining in popularity for their energy efficiency and low fuel costs, we are seeing more and more of them on the roads. With this increase in electric vehicles comes a decrease in something we didn’t think we’d miss, but maybe we do: sound.   Because they run electrically, these vehicles emit […]

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