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AAA reports 1 in 5 Motorists do not wear a Seat Belt

 

AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyKnoxville, TN – In 2014, 21,022 motor vehicle passengers lost their lives. Tragically some of these deaths could have been prevented if the passenger had been wearing a seat belt. Seat belts save lives.

Yet, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research found  nearly 1 in 5 drivers (17.8%) report having driven without wearing their seat belt in the past 30 days; nearly one-fifth (15.2%) report doing this more than once, and more than 1 in 20 (5.6%) report driving without a seat belt fairly often or regularly.

Rear seated passengers are three times more likely to die in a crash

Rear seated passengers are three times more likely to die in a crash

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AAA Reminds Motorists to Slow Down and Move Over, It’s the Law

 

Save Lives During National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

AAAKnoxville, TN – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. AAA – The Auto Club Group are reminding motorists to Slow Down, Move Over.

The law requires motorists to give adequate space to law enforcement, tow truck drivers, utility service vehicles and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.

Move over for law enforcement, service vehicles, and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.

Move over for law enforcement, service vehicles, and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.

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AAA reports that Almost All Tennessee Drivers say Texting While Driving is Dangerous

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – More than 102,000 traffic crashes have been caused by distracted drivers in Tennessee in just the past five years, AAA reports. In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA warns drivers to put it down, don’t text and drive and avoid any activities that divert attention from the primary driving task.

Any distractions could endanger a driver, passengers, or others sharing the road including bicyclists or pedestrians.

Texting while drive is a serious, life-threatening practice is preventable. Be safe behind the wheel - be social off the road.

Texting while drive is a serious, life-threatening practice is preventable. Be safe behind the wheel – be social off the road.

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AAA testifies in favor of retaining Tennessee’s Motorcycle Helmet Law

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – On Tuesday, the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee is expected to vote on House Bill 700 by Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) which would drastically weaken Tennessee’s motorcycle helmet law and undoubtedly increase deaths, traumatic brain injury and medical costs in the state.

The proposed bill would allow riders 21 years and older not insured with TennCare, to ride without a helmet. Tennessee’s current law requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet, regardless of age or experience of the rider.

Motorcycle crash victim urges lawmakers to maintain helmet bill.

Motorcycle crash victim urges lawmakers to maintain helmet bill.

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State Farm gives Tips for Throwing a Safe Super Bowl Party

 

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – As you celebrate watching the big game with family and friends, it’s a good idea to educate yourself about your responsibilities as you welcome your party revelers.

While we intend for our guests to eat, drink, and be merry, sometimes accidents happen – and that can be a costly headache for a homeowner.

Take precautions to ensure a Safe Super Bowl Party.

Take precautions to ensure a Safe Super Bowl Party.

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Honda recalls over 3 million vehicles because Passenger Side Front Air Bag Inflator may Rupture

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year vehicles because they have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.

2014 Honda Civic is one of the models being recalled.

2014 Honda Civic is one of the models being recalled.

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Ford Motor Company recalls over 400,000 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Vehicles because Fuel Tank may Crack

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured July 21st, 2008, to March 4th, 2011, and 2010-2011 Mercury Milan vehicles manufactured July 23rd, 2008, to December 10th, 2010.

The affected vehicles have fuel vapor canisters whose purge valves may not operate properly resulting in abnormal pressure changes in the fuel tank.

2010 Ford Fusion is one of the models being recalled.

2010 Ford Fusion is one of the models being recalled.

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AAA says Be Seen, Be Safe, and Be sober if you’re Driving on Halloween

 

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AAA - Traffic Safety FoundationTampa, FL – 43 percent of all motor vehicle deaths on Halloween involved drunk driving according to the last five years of reported data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That combined with the increased number of pedestrian trick-or-treaters makes for a deadly mix on Halloween night.

AAA and Bud Light want motorists to plan ahead this year if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

Celebrate Halloween Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate Halloween Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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AAA tells Motorists to be Careful on Flooded Streets

 

AAATampa, FL – As Hurricane Patricia weakens, remnants of heavy rain is still anticipated for the Southeastern part of the United States. AAA urges motorists to be cautious. Heavy rainfall can create dangerous driving conditions with little to no visibility.

It is very important that motorists adjust their typical driving style. Nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes occur each year on wet pavement with more than a half million injuries and 5,700 deaths, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Be Cautious on Water Covered Streets.

Be Cautious on Water Covered Streets.

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Honda recalls over 140,000 Civics and Fits because Transmission Software may Result in Pulley Damage

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Civic vehicles manufactured January 16th, 2014, to November 6th, 2014 and 2015 Fit vehicles manufactured March 12th, 2014, to May 12th, 2015.

The software settings that control the transmission operation may result in damage to the transmission drive pulley shaft.

2014 Honda Civic is one of the models being recalled.

2014 Honda Civic is one of the models being recalled.

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