Stories tagged with: AAA

December 4, 2012 - 5:49pm
2 years 4 weeks 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
3 years 8 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
3 years 15 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
3 years 24 weeks 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
3 years 29 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...

February 28, 2012 - 3:37pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

With gas prices jumping once again, motorist are certainly feeling the pain at the pump.

The average price for regular in Ohio is now up to $3.73 a gallon; about 35 cents more than this time last year.

AAA is offering easy, fuel saving tips to cut back on the amount of fuel you use.

Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind said regular maintenance on your vehicle is crucial.

"Probably one of the most important things you can do is really just to keep up on regular...

December 23, 2011 - 6:35pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

AAA has found a creative way to remind drivers to stay safe on the road this holiday season.

The event was called 'First a Friend, then a Host', which featured a friendly competition among AAA workers. They made 'mocktails', which are non-alcoholic cocktails, in order to promote sober driving. Customers were able to sample and vote for the drinks, and a book full of alcohol-free beverages is going to be published.

"The recipe book is going to be free, you can come in and...

December 14, 2011 - 8:01pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

Many people are guilty of talking on the phone or texting while driving, and now federal safety investigators are making an effort to ban those distractions.

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all states impose a total ban except for emergencies.  Spokesperson Kimberly Schwind said AAA is aware of the danger involved in operating cell phones behind the wheel, but she said the motor club is focusing attention specifically on texting.

"There's a...

October 27, 2011 - 4:36pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

A new study says Halloween is the most deadly night out of the year for pedestrians.

The study comes from AAA's Foundation for Traffic Safety. With an increase in activity between 4 o'clock and midnight Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes reminds both drivers and walkers to take extra precaution.

"There are things we look for," said Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes. "We're going to have extra officers, or the officers that are out there are going to be...

October 17, 2011 - 11:00am
3 years 51 weeks ago

A new study shows that practice is the key to safety for teen drivers.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, teens have the highest crash rate of any group in the country.  AAA Public Relations Manager Kimberly Schwind said the first month of driving is the most dangerous.

"Inattention is really a big factor, and that can be anything from texting to talking on the cell phone, looking in the glove box, singing, talking to your passengers -...

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