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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aLord Ashley Driving School

This month, we are highlighting AAA Approved aLord Ashley Driving School in Goose Creek, South Carolina, which offers courses to provide effective driver education in order to promote safe travels on today’s dangerous roadways.   aLord Ashley Driving School focuses on each student to help them become knowledgeable, safe drivers by teaching them how to […]

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Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention month, drawing attention to an important issue that affects many motorists. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, there were approximately 775,000 motor vehicle thefts in the U.S. in 2017 – causing nearly $6 billion in recovery damage.   In fact, a motor vehicle is stolen every 40.9 seconds […]

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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 – which is becoming more popular in newer […]

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Fourth of July Travel: By the Numbers

This Independence Day, a record-breaking 1,378,000 North Carolinians, and more than 695,000 South Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more away from home – an increase of 5 percent from last year – taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue. For those planning a trip, AAA […]

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Choices for Chase

On December 29, 2012, William Daniel ‘Chase’ Underhill was in a tragic speed racing crash. Seven teenagers in two trucks were involved. As a result of the choices made, Chase is no longer here to share his story. Thousands of lives were forever changed that cold, December evening.   Underhill was racing another vehicle driven […]

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Study Ranks South Carolina Highest Nationwide in Rural Road Deaths with North Carolina Eleventh

A recent study done by TRIP, a national transportation research group, found that South Carolina’s rural roads have the highest traffic fatality rate in the nation. While North Carolina ranks eleventh in rural road deaths, its rural bridges are the ninth worst in the country.   The report, Rural Connections: Challenges and Opportunities in America’s […]

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