Stories tagged with: AAA

May 12, 2016 - 2:41pm
11 weeks 1 hour ago

A new study shows how cannabis use while driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.

According to AAA Spokesperson, Kimberly Schwind, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently did a study in Washington state and found that fatal crashes involving drivers that recently used marijuana have doubled after the state legalized the drug.

"The state legalized the drug in Decemeber of 2012. Between 2013 and 2014 fatal crashes involving drivers who have recently used...

December 22, 2015 - 4:51pm
31 weeks 2 days ago

Traffic related deaths are on the rise.

The Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging road safety for the end of year holiday travel.

"Right now we're really trying to focus through the end of the year, because there's been more people killed this year," said Lieutenant Matt Boyd. "We're about 4% increase this year over what we had all of last year,as far as the number of people killed on the road ways. With the unseasonably warm temperatures and...

December 15, 2015 - 6:14pm
9 weeks 1 hour ago

It's a time of celebration this time of the year. While you are partying and enjoying time off keep in mind that drunk driving resulted in 21 deaths in Ohio in December last year.

Impaired driving not only affects you, but everyone around you. AAA Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind offers some tips to ensure a safe and sound holiday.

"There is several things you can do" said Schwind, "First of all plan ahead. Make sure that your are designating a sober driver, getting a...

December 14, 2015 - 5:33pm
9 weeks 1 hour ago

'Tis the season to be aware and alert.

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season parking lots are packed with shoppers and its easy to become a victim. AAA Auto Club Spokesperson Kimberly Schwind sheds light on this growing issue.

"Driver training experts say that the best way and safest way to park is by actually by backing into a parking,"Schwind said. "So 76% of people are pulling into a parking space instead backing into a parking space. Which actually...

November 20, 2015 - 4:49pm
35 weeks 5 days ago

We'll soon see packed roadways and airports, as one of the busiest travel times of the year is just less than a week away.

With cheaper air fare and gas guzzling below $2 a gallon, even more Americans are expected to travel this holiday season. AAA projects that nearly 47 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home, which is a slight increase from last year. Public Relations Manager for AAA-Ohio, Kimberly Scwind, said Thanksgiving travel volume is expected to be at the...

September 23, 2015 - 5:16pm
44 weeks 23 hours ago

Students at Zanesville High School learned a lesson in vehicle maintenance Wednesday.

AAA technicians inspected their vehicles for free, to ensure they are safe and ready to combat the winter months ahead. Public Relations Manager for AAA-Ohio, Kimberly Schwind, said they've been doing this for a number of years, and last year found that nearly 95 percent of inspected vehicles had at least one fault.

"We look at things like the tires, the battery, the belts, the hoses, the...

September 14, 2015 - 4:26pm
45 weeks 3 days ago

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children.

Car seat checks can help prevent fatal mistakes parents often make... Some of those common mistakes include loose harness straps, chest clips fastened too low, and turning the child forward-facing too soon. AAA spokesperson Kimberly Schwind said that something as simple as your child wearing a coat can lead to injury.


June 24, 2015 - 12:33pm
1 year 5 weeks 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
1 year 9 weeks 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
1 year 9 weeks 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...

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