Stories tagged with: Triple A

May 24, 2013 - 10:13am
1 year 14 weeks ago

Triple A reports 34.8 million Americans, including 1.3 million Ohioans will travel at least 50 miles from home this Memorial Day Weekend.

This is a 1.4 percent decrease from last Memorial Day. The decrease is attributed to a sluggish economic recovery and the impact of sequestration.

Triple A also said that the pent up demand for travel brought on by the recession has been satisfied.

Triple A also estimates 90 percent of Ohio travelers will drive to their destinations. More...

April 4, 2013 - 11:49am
1 year 21 weeks ago

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...

March 7, 2013 - 7:02pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

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...

June 19, 2012 - 12:30pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

The Fourth of July may still be weeks away, but AAA Auto Club is already predicting a record amount of cars on the roads in Ohio.

From July 3rd to July 8th, 1.75 million Ohioans are expected to travel 50 miles or more, up 4.4% for the state in comparison to last year.

"This is great for the economy and great for the travel industry." explained Kimberly Schwind, AAA Spokesperson. "It's really a testament to the fact that Americans are still really wanting...

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