Press Release Category: Safety

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 […]

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 Carolinas: Make Load-Securing a Habit

Secure Your Load Day is June 6 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 5, 2018) – The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that nationally over 51,000 car crashes are caused by debris on the road every year. Secure Your Load Day is Wednesday, June 6 and AAA Carolinas urges motorists to make load-securing a habit before hitting the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]