Halloween Night Creates a Scary Combination for both Pedestrians and Motorists
Tampa, FL – Halloween can be one of the most deadly nights of the year for both pedestrians and motorists. With the increased number of pedestrians trick-or-treating and party goers that could be impaired behind the wheel, it makes for a scary combination.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
Tampa, FL – The Auto Club Group joins organizations nationwide to encourage parents and caregivers to make sure their children are riding in a safe seat.
“Three out of four car seats today are installed incorrectly,” said Michele Harris, director of traffic safety culture, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Too often, we see kids who are in a car seat that’s installed incorrectly or not using an age-appropriate booster seat. It’s a timely reminder to be sure children are safe and secure in the right seat for them.”
Clarksville, TN – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recognizes Child Passenger Safety Week as September 14th-20th, 2014.
According to the CDC, car seat use reduces the risk for death to infants (aged <1 year) by 71%, and to toddlers (aged 1–4 years) by 54% in passenger vehicles. Further, misuse rates for child restraints nationally are as high as 85%.
AAA Foundation research reveals opportunities to produce smarter, safer drivers
Tampa, 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»
Tow to Go service available August 29th – September 1st
Tampa, FL – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone is killed in a drunk driving crash every 51 minutes on average during the year. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one drunk driving fatality every 34 minutes.
AAA and Bud Light want you to plan ahead for a safer holiday weekend.
Most Child Pedestrian Fatalities Occur during After-School Hours
Tampa, FL - Over 55 million children across the United States are heading back to school. With 13 percent of those school children typically walking or biking to school, AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians and bicyclists during, before, and after school hours.
The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous for walking children.
General Motors recalls over 180,00 vehicles because Driver’s Master Power Window Switch may Short causing a Fire Hazard
Washington, D.C. – General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 SAAB 9-7x; 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL; and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier and Isuzu Ascender vehicles.
Fluid may enter the driver’s door master power window switch module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is urging motorists to utilize extra caution in school zones, around school buses and in neighborhoods during the 2014-15 school year.
State Troopers will work to raise school safety awareness, and target traffic violators, specifically those who speed in school zones, drive distracted and disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children.
Washington, D.C. – Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011 Sonata vehicles manufactured from December 11th, 2009, through September 1st, 2010.
The affected vehicles may experience a brake fluid leak from the two brake lines that connect the brake system’s master cylinder to the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) due to insufficient seal between the inner brake hose and metal brake line fitting.
Nashville, TN – The Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced an increase in seat belt usage with an observed usage rate of 87.7 percent statewide for the month of June. That’s an increase from the previous usage rate of 84.6 percent.
The seat belt survey is performed by the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Center for Transportation Research. The survey, which is conducted in accordance with federal requirements and standards, is state mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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