Stories tagged with: AAA

May 24, 2011 - 11:55am
3 years 8 weeks ago

AAA projects 34.9 million Americans, including nearly 1.4 million Ohioans, will travel 50 miles or more during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Throughout the past year, AAA has seen a lot of demand for travel.  This fact alone, combined with a slowly improving economy, has led to a huge increase in the number of travelers.

"We are going to have lots of people on the roadways, they are going to be crowded, and every year inevitably people break down. AAA expects to...

March 22, 2011 - 4:07pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

It is currently severe weather awareness week here in Ohio and with springs arrival, AAA Auto Club wants to remind homeowners to examine their insurance policies.

"It's a good idea to check with your insurance agent now to see how much you would be reimbursed for should storm damaged happen on your home," said Kimberly Schwind with AAA.

Schwind said  it can be very costly to pay out of pocket to repair any lightning, wind, or hail damage. She said it's important to...

February 16, 2011 - 7:19pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

Driving and texting is becoming a serious problem in the U.S. and now state lawmakers here in Ohio are working to ban it completely.

You're driving along and get a text message, you look down for just a few seconds and suddenly you find yourself in a near-accident. This scenario is becoming all too familiar to motorists across the country.

Auto Club AAA conducted a study last summer and you'd be surprised at the statistics they discovered.

"We found out in that study...

January 27, 2011 - 7:07pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

Start planning your spring break vacations now...AAA offers great deals and packages during the winter months.

AAA Store Manager Rhoda Collins says January and February are the busiest months of the year for booking vacations because people plan their spring break and summer vacations.  She says AAA's most popular destinations are all inclusive caribbean resorts and cruises because you are getting the most for your money.

"Cruises are very popular right now. There...

December 28, 2010 - 5:47pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

New Year's is right around the corner and that means so are the dangers of this holiday.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed data from 2000 to 2009 and found that an average of 80 people a year are killed in alcohol related crashes on New Year's Day.  The data also reveals that the number of people killed in alcohol related crashes dramatically increase around New Year's. 

"New Year's Eve is one of the most dangerous seasons of the year to be...

December 13, 2010 - 6:58pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

Winter weather could mean disaster for drivers.

To assist drivers, AAA offers tips to keep you safe on wintry roads.  Along with checking your battery, replacing old windshield wipers, and keeping your gas tank at least half full, AAA Sales Manager Rhoda Collins says tire pressure is something that should be kept in mind.

"Well first you should get your car prepped for the cold weather coming up. Cold weather will actually decrease the air in your tires, so you should...

December 7, 2010 - 6:44pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

With the help of AAA, you can join the Buckeyes at the Sugar Bowl. 

AAA sales manager, Rhoda Collins, says the Sugar Bowl packages started selling this past Friday for the big game in New Orleans.  The three night stay begins on January 2nd and ends on the 5th.

"The package includes your round trip charter air, your hotel accommodations, airport transfers to and from the hotel, your game ticket, the Buckeye Bash rally, transfers to and from the game. It also...

November 18, 2010 - 7:36pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

More than 42 million Americans are expected to travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

AAA says that's an 11.4% increase from last year.

"Friends and family, it's really once a year they get together, and they aren't going to allow the gas prices to discourage them or impact their decision on travel, to visit friends and family for the holidays," says local store manager, Rhoda Collins.

Because most people will be traveling between 50 and 80 miles to reach...

September 21, 2010 - 7:44pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

It's the leading cause of death among kids...accidents on the roadway. But the AAA Auto Club says parents can help prevent this from happening just by taking a few simple safety precautions.

Infants should be placed in a car seat in the back of the car and have the car seat facing the rear. As kids grow, the child seat will be replaced will a forward-facing booster seat until the child is 4'9". AAA says most manufacturing companies include information on the required measurements...

September 3, 2010 - 7:07pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

As Summer begins to wind down, an expected 34.4 million travelers will be making their way from point A to point B this holiday weekend.

Ohio auto club AAA has some travel tips that will keep you safe, and sane. According to AAA, the majority of travelers, 91% to be exact, will be on the roadways, up more than 10% from 2009.

Ohio AAA public relations manager, Kimberly Schwind says numerous factors could cause some travel delays, so take your time.

"Be patient, and...

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