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AAA urges Motorists to use Caution while Driving in Winter Weather

 

3 out of 5 People Don’t have Winter Driving Kits in their Vehicles

AAATampa, FL - Extremely cold weather is moving across the southeastern U.S. and AAA warns motorists to be careful and make sure their vehicles are prepared for an emergency.

According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.

Caution is urged when driving on snow and sleet covered roads.

Caution is urged when driving on snow and sleet covered roads.

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AAA says Crashes affect One in Three but Drivers continue to take Risks

 

Motorists Recognize Dangers but Do Little to Alter Behaviors says AAA Foundation

AAATampa, FL - Too many Americans report that they regularly speed, run red lights, use distracting devices or drive drowsy, despite the fact that one in three have a loved one who has been seriously injured or killed in a crash, according to the AAA Foundation’s latest Traffic Safety Culture Index.

The results further indicate that unsafe behaviors persist even though one in five drivers have themselves been involved in a serious crash, and one in ten has been seriously injured in a crash.

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AAA Survey reveals Americans still Budget-Conscious despite Lower Gas Prices

 

52% are more likely to consider driving vs. flying

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices are entering the volatile spring season, but motorists are still seeing the cheapest pump prices since May 2009. On average, Americans are saving $22.00 for a full tank of gas compared to when the national average price was at its highest last spring ($3.70). Click here to view current average gas prices in your area.

“Gas prices shot up last week, but are leveling off for now,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gasoline typically rises 30 to 50 cents in the spring. Even if that does happen, AAA does not expect prices to reach $3.00 this year.”

AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey Summary Majority Response
More likely to take an extended road trip this year? 52% – Yes
More likely to drive vs. fly? 52% – Yes
Less concerned with fuel efficient driving habits? 65% – No
Still search for gas stations with cheapest gas? 60% – Yes
How do you spend your savings at the pump? 36% – Bills
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AAA Urges Motorists to Celebrate the NFL Super Bowl Safely

 

Tow to Go service available now through February 1st

AAATampa, FL - Whether you are attending or hosting a Super Bowl party, AAA wants everyone to celebrate safely. For those going out this weekend, that means having a Designated Driver.

You can also call a cab or stay where you are celebrating.

Whether you are a AAA member or not, you can call for a Tow to Go ride anytime Friday through Sunday night. AAA will then safely transport you and your vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles.

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21 Tennessee Properties receive AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings for 2015

 

2,417 hotels and restaurants across the continent top the list with the travel authority’s highest ratings

AAATampa, FL – The Auto Club Group has announced the 17 hotels and four restaurants in Tennessee that earned the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months.

Among these, two lodgings received these ratings for the first time, qualifying them as new additions to the annual lists. The AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings are AAA’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants.

Hotels rated Four or Five Diamond are stylish and refined with upscale physical attributes. Guests receive personalized attention from an experienced staff enhancing an extensive array of amenities in a luxurious setting. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports that most Motorists are not prepared for Winter Weather

 

3 out of 5 People Don’t have Winter Driving Kits in their Vehicles

AAATampa, FL – Extremely cold weather is moving across the southeastern United States and AAA warns motorists to be careful and make sure their vehicles are prepared for an emergency.

According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.

Snow and ice on the roads.

Snow and ice on the roads.

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NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope data reveals more Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes occur than previously thought

 

Written by Tony Phillips
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Each day, thunderstorms around the world produce about a thousand quick bursts of gamma rays, some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth.

By merging records of events seen by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope with data from ground-based radar and lightning detectors, scientists have completed the most detailed analysis to date of the types of thunderstorms involved.

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Movement NCO ensures soldiers reach destination in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. Ange Desinor
13th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandPaynesville, Liberia – Vehicles such as a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle wouldn’t be able to safely travel through the rough terrain, rigorous roads and congested traffic of Liberia.

So when 36th Engineer Brigade Soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance have a mission outside of the National Police Training Academy in Paynesville, Liberia, there’s a solution – Staff Sgt. Jose Nieves.

Nieves, a movement noncommissioned officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, assigns drivers to the Soldiers going out on missions from the NPTA.

From left, Staff Sgt. Jose Nieves, a Bayamon, Puerto Rico, native and movement noncommissioned officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, talks to Haji A. Sheriff, a Liberia, Monrovia native and a driver, about his routes before he goes out on a mission to Buchanan, Liberia, Dec. 27, 2014, from the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, during Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. Ange Desinor, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

From left, Staff Sgt. Jose Nieves, a Bayamon, Puerto Rico, native and movement noncommissioned officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, talks to Haji A. Sheriff, a Liberia, Monrovia native and a driver, about his routes before he goes out on a mission to Buchanan, Liberia, Dec. 27, 2014, from the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, during Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. Ange Desinor, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

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AAA says to celebrate the Holidays Safely with a Designated Driver

 

Tow to Go service available December 24th – January 1st

AAATampa, FL - Tow to Go will have its busiest week of the year starting tomorrow. In 2013, AAA received two-thirds of its annual Tow to Go calls between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend 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.

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Mazda recalls 330,000 Mazda 6, Mazdaspeed 6, RX-8 models because driver air bag inflator may rupture

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6, and 2004-2008 RX-8 vehicles.

Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

2008 Mazda 6 is one of the models being recalled.

2008 Mazda 6 is one of the models being recalled.

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