Press Release Category: Consumer Protection

SimpliSafe, AAA Club Alliance, and AAA Carolinas Partner to Give Travelers Peace of Mind.

SimpliSafe, AAA Club Alliance, and AAA Carolinas Partner to Give Travelers Peace of Mind. As summer travel peaks, partnership helps travelers make home security one worry they can forget about.  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — (7/9/2018) — SimpliSafe, maker of award-winning home security systems, today announced partnerships with AAA Club Alliance and AAA Carolinas, not-for-profit member service organizations […]

Pump Prices Continue to Decline as U.S. Demand Dips

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 11, 2018) – At $2.92, the national gas price average has dropped four cents since the beginning of June. Today’s average is three cents less than a week ago, six cents more than a month ago and 58 cents more expensive than a year ago. “Gas prices continue to dip across the […]

Tread Lightly: Worn Tires Put Drivers at Risk 

AAA tests reveal hazards of worn tires in wet weather CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jun. 7, 2018) – Afternoon downpours could spell disaster for millions of road trippers this summer, thanks to an unlikely suspect – tires. New research from AAA reveals that driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average […]

AAA: Teen-Driver Involved Crashes Kill 10 People a Day During 100 Deadliest Days

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 30, 2018) – More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That is an average of 10 people per day – a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year, according […]

AAA: American Trust in Autonomous Vehicles Slips

High-profile crashes put a dent in consumer acceptance CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 23, 2018)  – Following high-profile incidents involving autonomous vehicle technologies, a new report from AAA’s multi-year tracking study indicates that consumer trust in these vehicles has quickly eroded. Today, three-quarters (73 percent) of American drivers report they would be too afraid to ride in […]

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 […]