Stories tagged with: Kimberly Schwind

December 15, 2015 - 5:14pm
8 weeks 18 hours 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 - 4:33pm
8 weeks 2 days 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," said Schwind. "So 76% of people are pulling into a parking space instead backing into a parking space. Which...

November 20, 2015 - 3:49pm
11 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...

November 11, 2015 - 3:18pm
13 weeks 6 hours ago

In the event of flat tire, spare tires are an easy fix to get you back on the go within a matter of minutes.

But, what if you open your trunk and find you don't have a spare? Well, if you drive a newer vehicle that may very well be the case. Most automakers are removing spare tires from new models, in an effort to comply with stricter fuel economy standards and remove weight. Public Relations Manager for AAA-Ohio, Kimberly Schwind, said spares are being replaced with tire inflator...

September 23, 2015 - 4:16pm
20 weeks 7 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...

August 25, 2015 - 4:16pm
24 weeks 1 day ago

K through 12 students aren't the only ones going back to school this week.

Colleges and Universities are now buckling down for the school year. Senior Public Relations Manager for AAA Ohio, Kimberly Schwind told us about some safety tips to keep in mind if you are commuting back and forth to school this year.

"Put an emergency roadside kit in your car." Said Schwind, "Make sure that there are things like water, non-perishable food items, a simple tool kit. Jumper...

July 14, 2015 - 3:32pm
30 weeks 1 day ago

Another round of storms blew through the area Tuesday afternoon. To help drivers get through the difficult driving situations, AAA Ohio offered tips for safe driving. 

The auto club's senior public relations manager, Kimberly Schwind said checking your tires once a month can go a long way to keeping you safe on the road. That's just one of many things you can check before traveling through storms.

"There's a few things that people need to be aware of," Schwind said...

June 24, 2015 - 11:33am
33 weeks 8 hours 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...

June 22, 2015 - 3:26pm
33 weeks 1 day ago

Summer is a time for travel and many people tend to hit the road before looking under their car's hood. 

AAA Ohio will provide a free inspection to make sure that when you do head out for your summer vacation, you don't take a side trip to a mechanic.

The inspection will be at the Northside Maysville Pharmacy on Maysville Pike Wednesday from 10:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Anyone can come and get their car inspected by AAA technicians. 

"You can just come out, bring...

May 27, 2015 - 3:46pm
37 weeks 10 hours 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...

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