Press Release Category: Consumer Protection

Students Across the Carolinas Prepare to Bike to School

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 7, 2018) – Students across the Carolinas are gearing up to bike to school Wednesday, May 9 for National Bike to School Day. The Carolinas have jumped on board, with 223 schools registered to participate. North Carolina’s participation has increased, with 219 registered schools compared to 195 in 2017. South Carolina’s number […]

Hit-And-Run Deaths Hit Record High

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 26, 2018) – More than one hit-and-run crash occurs every minute on U.S. roads, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These crashes resulted in 2,049 deaths in 2016 – the highest number on record and a 60 percent increase since 2009. Last year in North Carolina, there […]

AAA FIRST TO OFFER INLAND FLOODING COVERAGE IN THE CAROLINAS ON HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICIES

AAA FIRST TO OFFER INLAND FLOODING COVERAGE IN THE CAROLINAS ON HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICIES CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 26, 2018) -AAA Carolinas Insurance has launched a new ground-breaking  Inland Flooding protection for policy holders .AAA Carolinas becomes the first insurance carrier in the country to offer this coverage on a homeowner’s policy. “Following the flooding disasters […]

EARTH DAY: AAA Offers Tips for Going Green Behind the Wheel

As Earth Day comes to a close, we are reminded of the importance of being environmentally conscious every day. Fortunately for motorists, taking steps to go greener on the roads will also save them money in the process. AAA offers the following tips for lessening our environmental impact when behind the wheel: Imagine Eggs Under […]

AAA Carolinas Releases Emotional PSA on Distracted Driving

Charlotte, NC (April 5, 2018) – AAA Carolinas released an emotional public service announcement to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. The video release comes during Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The purpose of the PSA is to bring attention to the dangerous habit of distracted driving. AAA encourages all outlets to share the […]

Don’t Be Fueled: Premium Not Always Worth the Price

​ AAA tests show premium fuel benefits some vehicles, but comes at a high cost ​CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 12, 2017) – According to new research from AAA, premium gasoline offers some benefit to select vehicles, but is becoming increasingly expensive for drivers. In recent years, the price gap between premium and regular-grade gasoline has risen […]

AAA Carolinas Gives Tips to Properly Transport your Christmas Tree

Drivers face damages and fines from improperly secured trees ​ ​​ ​CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 28, 2017) According to a new AAA survey, an estimated 20 million Americans who purchased a real Christmas tree in the last three years did not properly secure it to their vehicle, risking serious vehicle damage and dangerous road debris. Vehicle […]

Stranded Without a Spare: AAA Reveals Many Newer Vehicles Not Equipped with Spare Tire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 18, 2017) – In an effort to reduce weight and improve fuel economy, automakers continue to eliminate spare tires from new vehicles. According to new research from AAA, nearly one‐third (28 percent) of 2017 model year vehicles do not come with a spare tire as standard equipment, creating an unnecessary hassle and […]

AAA Carolinas Urges Equifax Victims to Take Action

​CHARLOTTE, N.C. – (September 29, 2017) An estimated 5 million North Carolinians and 2.4 million South Carolinians had their personal information compromised as Equifax, a major credit reporting company, was hacked. Nationwide, over 143 million Americans were affected by the breach. The large data breach included names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s […]