More than 50 million Americans will enjoy a trip this Thanksgiving. According to AAA, the 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with people traveling by car, train, airplane and boat between Wednesday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 26.
Many individuals will be utilizing their vehicles this week for various Halloween festivities. A study by the National Retail Federation found that Halloween parties for adults have been growing in popularity over the past decade. This means more adults will be out and about celebrating around the same time kids are walking from house to house to collect candy. Triple-A is offering a few tips to ensure a safe and happy Halloween for everybody.
In 2009, AAA reported that fifty-eight percent of all traffic fatalities in the U.S. that happened on Halloween night in 2008 involved a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or higher, which is illegal in every state. Continue reading
Car infotainment systems can distract drivers for potentially dangerous periods of time. That’s according to researchers with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
If you’re planning on taking a trip before winter weather hits, you’re not alone. In a recent survey, Triple-A found that more than one in four Americans plan to take a vacation in the time between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Fall season seems to be the preferred time to travel for people who prefer fewer crowds and children, more mild weather conditions and cost efficient traveling options. Continue reading
With an increase in skimming devices being discovered at gas stations this year, AAA warns drivers to be extra cautious about paying at the pump. Unfortunately, this could happen to anybody; AAA Public Affairs Manager Greg Seiter had his card skimmed at a gas station on the south side of Indianapolis just a few weeks ago. Continue reading
This Monday, for the first time since 1979, certain parts of the continental U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse and even though only a partial eclipse will be visible from Indiana, it is important to stay safe if you’re driving while the phenomenon occurs. AAA provides the following safety tips for people who may be operating a vehicle during the eclipse. Continue reading
The summer months of July and August have the highest rates of residential burglaries, according to the Insurance Information Institute. That’s because burglars see summer as a time to target empty homes while families are away on vacation. Continue reading
Memorial Day travel will be at its highest level this weekend since 2005, according to projections from AAA. That’s in spite of higher gas prices, airfares, hotel prices, and car rental rates. Continue reading
It’s important to make sure your vehicle is set for vacations on the road this summer to avoid being stranded.
The AAA estimates that 40 percent of drivers are not prepared for emergency breakdown situations. Flat tires, vehicle lockouts and dead batteries are the top three reasons why the AAA is called in the summer.
More people are hitting the road over the Thanksgiving holiday than have traveled in nearly a decade. That’s according to AAA. They project 48.7 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles from home. That’s an increase of a million travelers from last year and the most since 2007. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Nov. 27. Continue reading
Labor Day weekend often means fitting one last getaway into summer, and AAA says lower gas prices across the country may have an effect on American’s travel plans.
More than 1-million Hoosiers will be traveling this holiday weekend according to analysts with AAA.
More than 820,000 Hoosiers are expected to travel over the Memorial Day weekend, according to projections from the AAA Hoosier Motor Club. That’s an increase of more than 16,000 from last year. AAA says just over 747,000 of them will drive, while nearly 41,000 will fly. Continue reading
The group is expecting nearly one in three Americans will make a trip of 50 miles or more this year. It represents a 1.4-percent increase over the same period one year ago. AAA says the number of travelers has increased each year over the last seven years.
35.5 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles over the Labor Day weekend. Continue reading
The Independence Day holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, July 1 to Sunday, July 5.This year the American Automotive Association estimates that more than one million Indiana residents will travel 50 miles or more away from their homes for Fourth of July celebrations. Continue reading
July 1st can often mark the implementation of new laws in the Hoosier State.
Changes were recently made to “novice driver laws.” According to information from AAA (Triple A), teenagers who complete a driver’s education course can get their probationary license at age “16 and 90 days.”
A video analysis of teen driving has shown evidence that distracted driving is more of a problem than previous thought.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reviewed video evidence and found that distraction was a factor in about 6 of 10 moderate-to-severe crashes when teens were the drivers. Information released by AAA suggests that’s four times higher than the data suggests based on police reports.