Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in South Carolina. As of March 10, 2019, 28 pedestrians have died in the Palmetto State, compared to 24 during the same time frame in 2018.   Several factors are responsible for the increase and while these factors focus on the actions of pedestrians, it is important to remember […]

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Ignition-Interlock Bill Proposed in South Carolina

The South Carolina Senate has just passed a bill aimed at curbing drunk driving and we are hoping the House will follow suit.   Senate Bill 18 requires DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicles. Currently, South Carolina laws only require ignition-interlock devices for repeat offenders and for first-time offenders who […]

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Tracy’s Story: A Mother’s Message to End Distracted Driving

At 3:42 p.m., 18-year-old Sarah Edwards received a text message and at 3:42 p.m., Sarah’s vehicle was underneath a log truck after swerving into its lane and hitting it head on.   Looking down to read the message, Sarah had veered across the center line on Chandler Road in Chocowinity, North Carolina, where she then […]

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Parnell’s Driver Training

This month, we are highlighting AAA Approved Parnell’s Driver Training, which is an early intervention school to help teens and adults adopt safer driving skills for various situations and be aware of the potential hazards they will face on the road.   Parnell’s Driver Training serves the Pee Dee South Carolina area, owned and operated […]

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Hands-Free NC Legislation Makes Advancements

AAA Carolinas supports proposed legislation in North Carolina that would make it illegal to use hand-held communication devices, such as cell phones, behind the wheel while driving.   Rep.Kevin Corbin (R- Macon) filed HB 144, titled “Hands Free NC,” in the House today, in response to mounting traffic fatalities caused by distracted driving. Reps. John […]

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Americans Now Spend 70 Billion Hours Driving

Americans are driving more than ever according according to new driving statistics from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, topping 2.6 trillion miles and 70 billion hours per year. American Driving Statistics From AAA Americans now spend an additional 20 minutes driving each week compared to 2014. And while that might not seem like much, […]

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Black Ice Threat Throughout Duration of Winter

Even on a sunny, dry day, motorists should beware of black ice if the temperatures are low enough. While black ice most commonly forms from precipitation or winter weather, it can also occur from other situations as well. Anything that involves water can get a spot on the road wet, which will then freeze if […]

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Motorcycle Deaths Soar in NC

Motorcycle fatalities appear to be on the rise in North Carolina according to recent data from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and AAA Carolinas fears 2019 could be one of the most deadly years yet. In 2018 there were 170 motorcycle deaths in the state of North Carolina – up almost 21 percent from […]

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