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AAA reports 1 in 3 People do not have a Life Insurance Policy

 

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

AAATampa, FL – September is life insurance awareness month, but not everyone understands the importance of having this vital coverage. According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey, one-third of residents (36%) don’t have a life insurance policy.

Of the 36 percent of those who do not have life insurance, one-quarter (27%) do not see the need for a policy. Click here to view the entire survey by state. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA says more Crashes and Convictions for Teens that Skip Driver’s Ed

 

AAA Foundation research reveals opportunities to produce smarter, safer drivers

AAATampa, FL – Although vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, fewer new drivers are participating in what used to be considered a rite of passage – driver education.

State funding and requirements for these programs have declined over recent decades, leaving uneducated teen drivers vulnerable on America’s roads.

New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that teens that skip this important step are involved in more crashes and receive more traffic convictions compared to their peers that participated in driver education. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA says your Vehicle may get better Fuel Mileage than you realize

 

4 out of 5 drivers report better gas mileage than EPA estimates

AAATampa, FL – Motorists looking to save a few dollars on gas mileage can do so by making a few adjustments to their driving habits.

In a study conducted by AAA, 81 percent of drivers reported higher gas mileage than EPA estimates, while only 16 percent reported lower fuel economy than EPA ratings.

AAA Fuel Mileage Infographic

AAA Fuel Mileage Infographic

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports additional Tennessee counties quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include more Tennessee counties. Bradley County, McMinn County, Meigs County and Polk County have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

EAB was recently found in McMinn and Polk counties and it is believed that EAB is also likely to be present in Bradley and Meigs counties. This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 38.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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APSU Governors Basketball has Seven 20-win teams among 2014-15 opponents

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Tentative schedule released

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University 2014-15 Men’s basketball schedule will feature seven opponents that won 20 or more games a year ago.

The Governors’ slate will include 14 home regular-season games plus two exhibitions. That home calendar will see the Govs play North Florida for the first time, a 2:00pm New Year’s Eve contest.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball picked fourth in OVC Preseason Poll

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBrentwood, TN – Senior outside hitter Jada Stotts was named to the preseason team and Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team was picked fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference’s preseason poll, Wednesday.

Stotts, of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, was named to the league’s preseason team for the second consecutive year.

Austin Peay senior outside hitter Jada Stotts was named to the preseason team. (Brittney Sparn - APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay senior outside hitter Jada Stotts was named to the preseason team. (Brittney Sparn – APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports seven additional Counties quarantined for Emerald ash borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been expanded to seven additional counties in Middle and East Tennessee. Clay, Fentress, Macon, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, and Rhea counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 34.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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AAA says over 41 Million Americans expected to take an Independence Day Getaway

 

Optimistic Americans are dusting off credit cards, helping to boost overall holiday travel volume 1.9% over last year

AAATampa, FL - AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million people who traveled last year and a nearly 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The majority of travelers will be celebrating their freedom with a road trip, with more than eight in 10 (34.8 million) choosing to travel by automobile, the highest level since 2007. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball to spend Thanksgiving in Las Vegas

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team will participate in the 14th annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, set to be held, November 27th-28th, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

The Governors will face Brown, Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Thursday, November 27th in a 1:00pm, CT tip, The other semifinal will feature Stephen F. Austin vs. Prairie View A&M. The Govs will play one of those two teams, Friday, November 28th, at either 1:30pm or 4:00pm CT.

Austin Peay Governors Basketball to play in Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Basketball to play in Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee ranks 6th in the Nation for Insurance Claims Resulting from Lightning according to State Farm

 

State Farm® Paid out Nearly $15 Million in Lightening Claims in 2013

State Farm®Lightning is an underrated danger and the second leading cause of storm-related deaths in the U.S., exceeded only by floods. Most lightning claims were surge or power related.

Damage is generally caused by power surges carried by the electrical wiring, TV cable, or phone lines serving the home or business and usually involve one or more electronic items.

According to State Farm, Tennessee paid out more than $5 million in lightning claims. Georgia led the nation in claims resulting from lightening in 2013 with nearly $15 million paid out.

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