Press Release Category: Safety

AAA OFFERS SUPERBOWL SUNDAY SAFETY TIPS

AAA OFFERS SUPERBOWL SUNDAY SAFETY TIPS Drink Responsibly and Book Cautiously for Super Bowl LII CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 31, 2018) In between all of the pregame celebrations, halftime entertainment and expensive commercials, there is usually a ton of alcohol consumption during the Super Bowl. As spectators gear up to watch the big showdown between the […]

Drive to Survive During Wintery Conditions

AAA says being cautious and prepared can help motorists stay safe on slippery roads CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 16, 2018) – Winter can put a damper on driving conditions, especially when snow and ice are involved. Hazardous storms and inclement weather are a factor in more than half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road […]

Students Walk & Bike to School Today

​CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 4, 2017) – Students across the Carolinas are gearing up to walk and bike to school today (October 4) for national Walk & Bike to School Day. The Carolinas are more involved than ever – with 296 registered schools in North Carolina and 213 registered schools in South Carolina. North Carolina is […]

Truck Safety Technology Can Prevent 63,000 Crashes Each Year

AAA Foundation Study Reveals Benefits of Adding Safety Technology to Large Trucks (Sept. 21, 2017)- Equipping large trucks with advanced safety technologies has the potential to prevent up to 63,000 truck related crashes each year, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In 2015, large trucks were involved in more than […]

AAA CAROLINAS URGES SAFETY DURING ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 17, 2017)?AAA Carolinas urges those participating in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to practice safe driving habits. St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the country’s biggest times to party and celebrate. As a result, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking alcohol, making the holiday also one of the […]

Young Millennials Top List of Worst Behaved Drivers

New study shows that 88 percent of young millennials engage in risky behavior behind the wheel WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 15, 2017)A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel in the past 30 days, earning the top […]

AAA CAROLINAS OFFERS HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 28, 2016) – Halloween can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year for pedestrians and motorists, as hoards of trick-or-treaters hit the streets throughout the Carolinas. “Motorists need to be extra vigilant between the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight, when there will be floods of pedestrians walking through […]

AAA OFFERS TIPS FOR PARENTS DURING NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 17, 2016) – National Teen Driver Safety Week takes place this week, October 16-22. Car crashes continue to be the leading cause of death among teens. Over the past five years, teen drivers were involved in nearly 14,000 fatal crashes and motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens. […]

AAA CAROLINAS: HOW TO HANDLE INSURANCE CLAIMS, COVERAGE AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 11, 2016) – Hurricane Matthew has caused several deaths, severe flooding, power outages and massive property damage throughout the Carolinas. Carolinians have been dealt a host of challenges as they return home to face the damage left behind by the storm. “Hurricane Matthew inflicted major damage across the Carolinas,” said Jim McCafferty, […]

AAA CAROLINAS URGES MOTORISTS TO AVOID FLOODED AREAS IN WAKE OF HURRICANE MATTHEW

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 10, 2016) -With several areas under flood warnings throughout the Carolinas following Hurricane Matthew, AAA is urging motorists to heed official warnings and avoid driving on flooded and wet roads if possible. “It’s important that drivers heed official warnings and avoid driving on wet and flooded roads if able,” said Dave Parsons, […]