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Category: Traffic Safety

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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Category: Traffic Safety

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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Category: Traffic Safety

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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Winter Driving

It’s important that everyone understands the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather. AAA RECOMMENDS THE FOLLOWING WINTER DRIVING TIPS:● Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage. ● Do not use cruise control when driving on any […]

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Back to School Safety

Every fall, thousands of children across the Carolinas head back to school. With nearly 15 percent of those children typically walking or biking to their classes, AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous – over the last decade, nearly one in four […]

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95 and Counting

What began as a small, boys-only initiative continues to stand the test of time, and this year the AAA School Safety Patrol program is celebrating 95 years. Since that humble beginning, the AAA-sponsored patrol has expanded into the world’s largest safety program, honoring its original mission: To provide a safer environment and leadership opportunities for […]

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