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Category: Traffic Safety

2018 Resolutions for the Road

The New Year brings new resolutions. Many Carolinians resolve to lose weight, eat better or save money in 2018. However, AAA hopes motorists will add new resolutions that will help keep our roads safer for everyone.  The North Carolina Department of Transportation reports that there were 1,442 traffic deaths in North Carolina in 2016. There […]

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Celebrating during the holidays? Don’t leave home without a plan! 

Thanksgiving and Christmas are favorite times to spend quality time with family and friends. These celebrations often involve drinking alcohol, which could have fatal consequences. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that 10,265 people died in 2015 in drunk driving crashes. That’s one death every 51 minutes.   Holiday celebrations don’t have to end […]

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School’s In. Be Safe!

It’s school time again! You may be focused on school supplies, the best back-to-school outfit and the coolest backpack. However, many people forget about the most important aspect of a school year — the safety of our students. Be aware of the increased child pedestrian activity, traffic congestion and school bus safety. Always remember to […]

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Share the Road and Save a Life

Summer is in full swing, and many Carolinians have dusted off their bicycles to hit the open road. With more than a half million collisions between motor vehicles and bicycles taking place in the United States annually, it’s important that both motorists and cyclists stay alert and share the roadway. How drivers and cyclists interact […]

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Putting the B.R.A.K.E.S. on Teen Deaths

Memorial Day begins the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers, the period when teen crash deaths historically climb. During this time, the average number of deaths from car crashes involving teen drivers, ages 16-19, increases by 16 percent per day compared to other days of the year.  One North Carolina organization dedicated to this issue […]

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AAA Reminds All Motorists to Disconnect & Drive

  The use of electronic devices has become the most well-known and common source of distraction for drivers, which is why AAA Carolinas is reminding all motorists to disconnect and drive. These distractions could endanger drivers, passengers, or others sharing the road, such as bicyclists or pedestrians. “While we’ve made some progress in the past […]

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Protecting Pedestrians

During the summer, the number of motorists on the road and pedestrians streaming through the streets increases dramatically. Knowing some of the common types of pedestrian related collisions may keep you and others safe. Dart-out: Occurs when a pedestrian suddenly appears from the side of the road and is struck due to limited driver reaction […]

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New Hands-free Technologies Pose Hidden Danger for Drivers

Potentially unsafe mental distractions can persist for as long as 27 seconds after dialing, changing music or sending a text using voice commands, according to surprising new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The results raise new and unexpected concerns regarding the use of phones and vehicle information systems while driving. This research […]

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