Stories tagged with: AAA

April 14, 2015 - 2:46pm
1 year 14 weeks 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
1 year 16 weeks 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
1 year 17 weeks 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
1 year 22 weeks 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
1 year 29 weeks 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
1 year 29 weeks ago

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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
1 year 29 weeks 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...

October 21, 2014 - 5:54pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

AAA was stationed in the parking lot at Zanesville High School Tuesday for National Teen Driver Safety Week.

AAA along with the State Highway Patrol and Muskingum County Safe Communities Coalition inspected students cars during the lunch hour.

"Our automotive technicians will go to the students cars, they will check light, belts, hoses, tires all of that kind of thing and the kids get to take home the inspection sheet to talk with their parents" said Emma Lindholm,...

June 11, 2014 - 5:21pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

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...

May 19, 2014 - 4:03pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

 This year AAA is expecting the highest Memorial Day travel since the recession began in 2007.

With an improving economy and more families wanting to get out of town after a long and harsh winter, AAA says the travel volume in Ohio compared to last year is expected to increase.

"We're asking people if they're road trip ready," said Kimberly Schwind, AAA spokesperson. "Make sure that you are ready for that summer road trip. Whether it's getting your maps and...

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