Stories tagged with: AAA

June 24, 2015 - 12:33pm
1 week 9 hours ago

According to Auto Club AAA, getting your car inspected before hitting the road this summer is essential. 

The auto club offered vehicle inspection and car seat checks at Northside Maysville Pharmacy Wednesday. Senior Public Relations Manager, Kimberly Schwind, said you should get your car checked twice a year. 

"It's just very very important for people, not only if you're going on a road trip but even if you're just driving around town to make sure that you have a...

May 27, 2015 - 4:46pm
5 weeks 10 hours ago

Enhanced driving laws have impacted the amount of teens involved in fatal crashes.

A recent AAA study analyzed teen driving data between 1994 and 2013. It found that the amount of people killed annually from accidents involving teens dropped from 56 to 51 percent. Even still, teens, compared to other drivers, have a higher rate of being involved in accidents. 

"Teen drivers throughout the year have the highest crash rate of any age group and car crashes remain the...

May 22, 2015 - 5:16am
5 weeks 6 days ago

Lower gas prices in recent years means more drivers are expected to take to the roads this long Memorial Day Weekend. 

AAA Travel projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during this weekend. A 4.7 percent increase from last year. 1.44 million of those will be from Ohio, with 1.3 million traveling by automobile.

But, heavy traffic combined with widespread highway construction could slow them down. 

The group said drivers will likely...

April 14, 2015 - 2:46pm
11 weeks 1 day ago

Maysville High School students learned a lesson in car maintenance Tuesday.

The Maysville School District partnered with AAA to give students the lesson. Ten inspectors helped check around 75 students' vehicles during the event. Director of Safety for the Maysville Local School District, Rick Roush, said the district does this event each year around prom time.

"It's very important," Roush said. "We try and do everything we can to ensure the safety of our student...

March 26, 2015 - 6:19pm
13 weeks 1 day ago

Being distracted behind the wheel can literally be a driving force in thousands of accidents across the country.

A study done by AAA finds that distraction played a role in 58 percent of teen crashes studied. Sergeant Chuck Merryman with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said it's something that officers deal with on a daily basis.

"We see distracted driving in all levels or all ages of drivers," Merryman said. "Unfortunately teen drivers are just as prone if not more...

March 24, 2015 - 3:54pm
14 weeks 1 day ago

AAA and other representatives were out at Zane State College giving free vehicle inspections Tuesday.

The event took place from 11AM to 2PM and was part of Zane States Safety Week. We spoke to Kimberly Schwind, Senior Public Relations Manager for AAA told us the winter has been rough on cars across the state, and spring is the time to get necessary maintenance taken care of. Scwind shared things to watch for when out on the road.

"Especially this time of year, we have lots...

February 19, 2015 - 4:55pm
18 weeks 6 days ago

Just one step out the door and it's easy to see why people might be thinking about heading south for a much needed escape from the cold.

For AAA January and February are typically the busiest months of the year when it comes to booking vacations, and this year is no exception.

"Right now a lot of our members are coming in and they're wanting to get away and either go on a Caribbean cruise or they're driving south for the winter. Just trying to get out of the freezing...

January 2, 2015 - 5:19pm
25 weeks 5 days ago

The Ohio State Buckeyes have punched their ticket to the National Championship, and thanks to AAA, you can get your ticket too!

We spoke with AAA Travel Agent Lucy McCallister who told us about all of the different package deals being offered.

"We have 3 packages. One is an air land package for three nights that goes out on the 10th, back the 13th and with hotel accommodations and a chartered air flight--game tickets. It starts at $2,965. And then we also have a three night...

January 1, 2015 - 10:33am
25 weeks 6 days ago

Here are the top 5 stories to start your day:

Drugs in Muskingum County

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - According to the Muskingum County Sheriffs Office, crime rates dropped slightly in 2014, but, drugs remain the number on problem. Sheriff Matt Lutz says the drugs that typically keep deputies on the run in this area are cocaine and marijuana as well as an increasing presence of prescription pills, methamphetamine and heroine.

AAA Impaired Driving...

December 31, 2014 - 11:39am
26 weeks 9 hours ago

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released its survey findings about driving while impaired.

The survey showed that people have a "do as I say and not as I do" mentality about alcohol. 91% of Americans feel it is not OK to drink and drive, and 92% believe driving and driving poses a threat to their safety. A large 12% believe that they have drank and drive in the past year. We spoke to Kimberly Schwind, Spokesperson for AAA who told us a little bit more about driving...

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