Press Release Category: Legislation

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 […]

Gas Prices Rise Following White House Announcement to Withdraw from Iranian Nuclear Deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 14, 2018) – At $2.87, the national gas price average jumped six cents on the week in part due to the White House’s decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran. Motorists are seeing 19 percent of gas stations selling gas for $3.01 or more. Today’s national average is 16-cents more expensive than one […]

AAA Carolinas Supports HOT CARS Act of 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (JUNE 8, 2017) – Yesterday, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced the Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act (HOT CARS Act of 2017). The legislation aims to prevent children from being injured or killed when left alone in a vehicle. AAA Carolinas supports this legislation, and […]

AAA SUPPORTS BILL TO BAN HAND-HELD DEVICES WHILE DRIVING

Brian Garlock Act Would Save Lives and Make Roads Safer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 31, 2017) – AAA Carolinas is urging North Carolina lawmakers to pass proposed legislation that would make it illegal to use hand-held communication devices, such as cell phones, behind the wheel while driving. Last week, Senator Jeff Tarte (R-41) filed SB393, the […]

AAA Carolinas Applauds Governor Haley for Approving SC Roads Bill

JUNE 9, 2016 (CHARLOTTE, NC) – On Wednesday, Governor Nikki Haley approved billions of dollars for roads and bridge projects across South Carolina by signing S.1258 into law. The bill allows for more than $2 billion to be borrowed for major interstate and bridge projects. “We commend Governor Haley for signing S.1258 into law, as […]

AAA Carolinas Commends SCGA for Ratifying SC Roads Bill

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 6, 2016) – On Thursday, the South Carolina General Assembly ratified S.1258, the road funding bond bill. The bill is currently awaiting the Governor’s signature to be signed into law. Though the state’s long-term recurring needs still need to be addressed, AAA Carolinas commends the legislature for passing the bill, which is […]