Press Release Category: Transportation

BE WINTER PREPARED: AAA URGES MOTORISTS TO STOCK EMERGENCY KITS IN VEHICLES

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 17, 2018) – ​ When motorists have a mechanical breakdown and are waiting for AAA or other emergency roadside assistance to arrive, it is important that they are equipped with a fully stocked emergency kit in their vehicles. A recent AAA Carolinas survey revealed that three out of four Carolinians do not […]

DEFICIENT ROADS COST SOUTH CAROLINIANS $5.4 BILLION ANNUALLY

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 21, 2017) – According to new research from TRIP, driving on deficient roads costs South Carolinians a total of $5.4 billion annuallyin the form of additional vehicle operating costs, congestion-related delays and traffic crashes. TRIP suggests that increased investment in infrastructure improvements couldboost safety, improve congestion and support long-term economic growth for […]

Americans Feel Unsafe Sharing the Road with Fully Self-Driving Cars

New AAA survey reveals that Americans still leery of a driverless future CHARLOTTE (MARCH 7, 2017)-A new report from AAA reveals that the majority of U.S. drivers seek autonomous technologies in their next vehicle, but they continue to fear the fully self-driving car. Despite the prospect that autonomous vehicles will be safer, more efficient and […]

Americans Spend an Average of 17,600 Minutes Driving Each Year

New AAA Foundation report reveals habits and characteristics of the American driver CHARLOTTE, N.C.(Sept. 8, 2016) – American drivers spend an average of more than 17,600 minutes behind the wheel each year, according to a new survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The research finds that more than 87.5 percent of Americans aged […]

American Drivers Aren’t Securing Their Loads on the Road

New AAA Study Shows That More Than 200,000 Crashes Are Caused by Road Debris CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 11, 2016) – More than 200,000 crashes involved debris on U.S. roadways during the past four years, according to a new study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In North Carolina alone during the past four […]

Despite Vehicle Advances, Breakdowns at Record High

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 20, 2016) – Despite advances in vehicle technology, including maintenance reminders and other dashboard alerts designed to mitigate roadside trouble, AAA Carolinas rescued close to 1 million drivers in 2015. Vehicles fewer than five years old in particular experienced a higher proportion of tire and key-related issues than older vehicles, suggesting that […]