Stories tagged with: AAA

October 27, 2011 - 3:36pm
3 years 18 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 - 10:00am
3 years 20 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 -...

October 3, 2011 - 3:41pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

October is here, meaning winter driving is just around the corner.

The months leading up to the winter season are crucial for car maintenance, this being the reason AAA officially declares the month of October "Car Care Month." Spokesperson Kimberly Schwind said during a winter storm AAA receives between 3 and 4,000 calls, which is twice as many as a normal day. Her first suggestions to avoid these emergencies is to know a few vehicle maintenance tips you can do...

August 11, 2011 - 7:59pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

The tough economy isn't stopping Zanesville businesses from celebrating.

The AAA in the Northpointe Shopping Center hosted an evening of free food, prizes and entertainment - all in the name of local business.

"We have a lot of great businesses here, a lot of public support, and we're all just getting together to raise awareness and give free offers to the community," said AAA Public Relations Manager Kimberly Schwind.

Pizza Cottage is the newest addition to...

July 20, 2011 - 3:54pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

Extreme heat isn't only hard on the body...It's hard on the vehicle.

Triple AAA Spokesperson, Kimberly Schwind said it's typical to get a car ready for the cold winter months, but few people think about the damage to a vehicle during these hot summer days. The three areas you need to focus in on are the battery, the engine cooling systems and the tires. Schwind explains the heat will drain components of your cars battery and evaporate internal liquids, this leads to corrosion and...

May 24, 2011 - 10:55am
3 years 40 weeks ago

AAA projects 34.9 million Americans, including nearly 1.4 million Ohioans, will travel 50 miles or more during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Throughout the past year, AAA has seen a lot of demand for travel.  This fact alone, combined with a slowly improving economy, has led to a huge increase in the number of travelers.

"We are going to have lots of people on the roadways, they are going to be crowded, and every year inevitably people break down. AAA expects to...

March 22, 2011 - 3:07pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

It is currently severe weather awareness week here in Ohio and with springs arrival, AAA Auto Club wants to remind homeowners to examine their insurance policies.

"It's a good idea to check with your insurance agent now to see how much you would be reimbursed for should storm damaged happen on your home," said Kimberly Schwind with AAA.

Schwind said  it can be very costly to pay out of pocket to repair any lightning, wind, or hail damage. She said it's important to...

February 16, 2011 - 6:19pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Driving and texting is becoming a serious problem in the U.S. and now state lawmakers here in Ohio are working to ban it completely.

You're driving along and get a text message, you look down for just a few seconds and suddenly you find yourself in a near-accident. This scenario is becoming all too familiar to motorists across the country.

Auto Club AAA conducted a study last summer and you'd be surprised at the statistics they discovered.

"We found out in that study...

January 27, 2011 - 6:07pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Start planning your spring break vacations now...AAA offers great deals and packages during the winter months.

AAA Store Manager Rhoda Collins says January and February are the busiest months of the year for booking vacations because people plan their spring break and summer vacations.  She says AAA's most popular destinations are all inclusive caribbean resorts and cruises because you are getting the most for your money.

"Cruises are very popular right now. There...

December 28, 2010 - 4:47pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

New Year's is right around the corner and that means so are the dangers of this holiday.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed data from 2000 to 2009 and found that an average of 80 people a year are killed in alcohol related crashes on New Year's Day.  The data also reveals that the number of people killed in alcohol related crashes dramatically increase around New Year's. 

"New Year's Eve is one of the most dangerous seasons of the year to be...

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