Proper vehicle maintenance is always important, but that's especially true following a harsh winter.
AAA offered free vehicle inspections to drivers at the Northside Pharmacy on Maysville Pike Wednesday. Kimberly Schwind with AAA said a lot of vehicle breakdowns could be prevented with proper maintenance check-ups.
"People all too often will neglect their maintenance of their vehicle because they want to save money, but what they don't realize is that could really...
The AAA Auto Club is expecting 43.4 million Americans to be traveling this Thanksgiving, including 1.68 million Ohioans. AAA Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind, says that's a decrease of 1.5 percent nationally and 1.7 percent in Ohio. Although it's a small decrease from last year's numbers, Schwind says the number of travelers has been gradually climbing since the recession. If you're traveling this holiday season, Schwind says the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day to travel.
Hunting season starts Saturday and that means drivers need to pay close attention to the roadways for deer.
AAA Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind said there were about 21,000 collisions with deer in Ohio in 2012 alone, with 5,000 of those accidents happening in November. And there are three main reasons for the increase.
"We have the hunting season that's going to be starting. We also have the farmer's harvesting the fields which means more deer are going to be running through...
AAA Auto Club was at Maysville High School this afternoon to inspect students vehicles and to discuss safe driving practices in order to keep them safe behind the wheel.
Student's cars were inspected for proper wipers, lights, tires, fluids, batteries and belts.
AAA Spokesperson, Kimberly Schwind said, "Many people don't realize that maintenance actually goes hand in hand with safety. Even the best driver could be stuck in a bad situation if they get caught on the side of...
More than 100,000 crashes every year involve drivers who are texting.
Triple A and AT&T spoke to students at Ohio University Zanesville about the dangers of texting. The Triple A Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 61 percent of drivers 16-24 years-old admitted to texting while driving, compared to 35 percent of the general driving population.
In March, it became a primary offense for teen drivers to text and a secondary offense for adults. It's too early to tell if the...
Florida is one of the top destinations for spring break goers according to Triple A.
A spokesperson for the company said Ohioans are flocking to the Sunshine State and taking advantage of Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Tampa. But, there's one location that is also getting a lot of spring break travelers.
"We noticed Washington DC among are top list because of the Cherry Blossom Festival. We also actually have a motor coach tour that's going to be leaving from Zanesville...
The AAA Foundation of Traffic Safety has some concerns with the findings of a recent survey.
They found that although drivers recognize being distracted behind the wheel is dangerous, they still are engaging in risky behaviors while driving.
Public Relations Manager for AAA, Kimberly Schwind said, "people just really know that this is wrong, they know that this is dangerous but they do it anyways. They think, 'oh nothing is going to happen to me if I answer this call or...
Soon travelers will be taking to the skies and roadways all in an attempt to make it home for Christmas.
AAA said that 84.4 million travelers nationwide and 3.2 million Ohioans will take drive to their holiday destination. The auto club estimates that they'll come to the rescue of at least 15,000 Ohioans in their 38 county territory between Saturday and January 1st. A AAA spokesperson said that most of the breakdowns could be prevented with simple maintenance.