MOTORCYCLE SAFETY MUST BE A TWO-WAY STREET

Motorcyclists are nearly 5 times more likely to be injured and 29 times more likely to be killed in a crash than vehicle motorists. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and AAA Carolinas is urging motorists and riders to do their part to make roads safer.   We have to remember that motorcyclists are […]

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Carolinians to Travel in Record Numbers this Memorial Day

AAA Carolinas projects an estimated 1,300,000 North Carolinians and 615,000 South Carolinians will travel this Memorial Day weekend (a 3.6 percent increase from last year), the second highest travel volume on record since AAA began tracking holiday travel volumes in 2000.   Despite rising gas prices across the Carolinas, the vast majority of holiday travelers […]

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Kids in Hot Cars Don’t Mix

As we get into the heat of May and beyond, the temperatures rise quickly. If you think it is getting hot outside, imagine how hot it gets in your car.   Heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle related deaths for children under the age of 14, with an average of 37 fatalities […]

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AAA Carolinas Awards Money to Local Charities

AAA Carolinas awarded six local charities through its “Care Fleet program” in a special ceremony at the organization’s headquarters Friday, April 26.   AAA raised $78,000 in 2018 to divide among the charities and check presentations were held in front of a fleet of six one-of-a-kind painted tow trucks honoring each charity. AAA Carolinas started […]

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The Run Down on your Vehicle’s Air Conditioning

  Spring came quickly in the Carolinas, and with it came very hot days. Nothing beats getting in your car to escape the heat and turning on your A/C – and nothing is worse than the day that A/C stops working. We wanted to break down the concept of air conditioning in your vehicle to […]

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Spring Cleaning: Protect Your Car From Spring Pollen

Spring has sprung in the Carolinas and with it comes blankets of airborne tree pollen. In addition to causing watery eyes and sneezing, pollen can also wreak havoc on vehicles. Even for motorists who park their vehicles in a garage, it’s an impossible task to avoid pollen completely. During this time of year, pollen affects […]

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Prom Promise: Make it There Safely

With prom season approaching, we want to remind teens and their parents of the “perfect storm” of events that can quickly happen behind the wheel when they get too caught up in the festivities to put their safety first. Four Ohio teens got caught up in this perfect storm on the way to their senior […]

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Carolina Traffic School

This month, we are highlighting AAA Approved Carolina Traffic School. A byproduct of The Lovely Law Firm in Myrtle Beach, SC, this driving school is dedicated to four-point reduction defensive driving classes to help better the driving record of its community. A high number of points on your license can impact your insurance rates or […]

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