Stories tagged with: AAA

September 18, 2013 - 4:50pm
30 weeks 3 days ago

The Local Senior Safety Day was held at the Muskingum County Center for Seniors Wednesday morning and law enforcement officials and EMS personnel from all over participated to help give seniors the best advice for staying safe in their home and while driving.

"It's a function here that we have. This is our second year and it's very important to us to make sure that our seniors in our community are safe," said Executive Director Terry Dunn. "This is not only driving safe...

February 18, 2013 - 6:29pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

After the recent incident on the Carnival Triumph, AAA has some important safety tips for your upcoming travel plans. Spokesperson Kimberly Schwind says cruising is one of the safest forms of transportation, and still remains one of the most popular vacation destinations.

"There are things you can do to make sure that you protect yourself, while you can't prevent something like this from happening, you have to keep in mind that no matter what vacation you go on, there are going to...

January 29, 2013 - 6:09pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

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...

January 11, 2013 - 6:32pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

AAA is predicting low prices at the pump in 2013.

The auto club says the drop in prices is due to lower demand and an increase in domestic oil production. While prices will be lower throughout the year, there could be a possible increase through April or early May, which is beneficial information for drivers planning that summer vacation.

"Knowing how the gas prices fluctuate through the year and knowing that if you are planning on taking a road trip in May you...

December 18, 2012 - 3:12pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

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.

"Make sure...

December 4, 2012 - 5:49pm
31 weeks 4 days ago

New research has been released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. They looked at crash rates for all drivers during a fifteen year period. Their findings were the number of crashes per miles driven has actually decreased and more so for the older drivers.

Meaning drivers 65 years and older are actually the safest drivers on the road. They are less likely to speed, drink and drive and more likely to wear their seatbelt. However, not all of the findings are positive for older...

August 10, 2012 - 2:29pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

A new fuel-saving technology is becoming more popular among drivers.

The stop-start system, shuts off a vehicle's engine when stopped for several seconds with the brake pedal applied. As soon as the brake is released the engine restarts automatically.

"Auto manufacturers have really been looking for ways to improve fuel economy. So we've been looking at electric vehicles, and hybrids and while those are still very relevant this seems to be the new up and coming thing in the...

June 19, 2012 - 12:30pm
1 year 43 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...

April 18, 2012 - 10:02am
2 years 1 day ago

You may have already noticed the signs, or heard the ads.....

"SRSLY, DNT TXT AND DRV" Billboards are popping up throughout Muskingum and other Ohio Counties.

The new Triple AAA campaign, includes billboards and radio messages, geared toward warning drivers of the dangers associated with distracted driving.

"Texting while driving is the most dangerous form of distracted driving," said AAA Spokesperson Kimberly Schwind. "Studies...

March 13, 2012 - 6:26pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

With gas prices on the rise, drivers are beginning to change their spending habits...

AAA Auto Club conducted a survey to see how drivers have tightened their pocket books. Spokesperson Kimberly Schwind said because drivers cannot control the gas prices, they're at least controlling the impact by changing their driving routines.

"We found that 84 percent of people have already started changing their habits because of the high gas prices. 87 percent of people say that...

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