Press Release Category: Driver Safety

Despite High Gas Prices, Carolinians Plan to Travel in Record Numbers for Memorial Day Weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 16, 2018) – AAA Carolinas projects an estimated 1,260,000 North Carolinians and 593,250 South Carolinians will travel this Memorial Day weekend, the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005 and an increase of 5% from last year. “Although Carolinians will be filling up at the pumps with the highest gas prices since 2014, […]

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 […]

AAA Carolinas Urges Safety During Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

AAA Carolinas Urges Safety During Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Holiday is Notorious for Binge Drinking CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 4, 2018) – AAA Carolinas urges those planning to celebrate Cinco de Mayo to do so responsibly in an effort to keep motorists and pedestrians safe. While Cinco de Mayo, celebrated on May 5, is filled with […]

AAA Carolinas Offers Tips for Teens and Parents During Prom Season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 3, 2018) – Prom night is a milestone in most teenagers lives, but unfortunately the special evening usually coincides with alcohol consumption and other dangerous behaviors. With prom season in full swing, AAA Carolinas is warning teens and parents about the deadly consequences facing those who participate in underage drinking and illegal […]

Summer Travelers Seek Fun in the Sun

Summer Travelers Seek Fun in the Sun AAA Travel bookings reveal top summer vacation destinations CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 1, 2018) – Thousands of Carolinians are gearing up for summer vacations both domestically and internationally. While many plan to visit sandy beaches, others are looking for adventure in National Parks and even abroad. The climb in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Double Digits Means Double Trouble for Vehicle Breakdowns

AAA expects to rescue 7.7 million drivers at the roadside this summer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 17, 2018) – As 64 percent of family travelers gear up for a road trip this summer, AAA warns that the majority of U.S. vehicles are at a higher-than-average risk for a breakdown. A new analysis of AAA roadside data […]

AAA Reminds Motorists to Drive Cautiously Near Work Zones

AAA Reminds Motorists to Drive Cautiously Near Work Zones CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 9, 2018) – National Work Zone Awareness Week is this week, April 9-13. AAA Carolinas supports this nationwide initiative that aims to remind motorists the importance of being extra vigilant in work zones. Spring brings the start of road construction season which means […]

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 […]