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Grand-prize poster winner Jing Ren, second from left, with Beebe School interim principal Barbara O’Brien, art teacher Andrea Pellegrino and assistant principal Kevin Kilbride.

Students Share Winning Traffic Safety Messages

More than 3,000 students did their part to help protect cyclists, pedestrians, drivers and passengers through AAA Northeast’s 2018 Traffic Safety Poster and Video Contest. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island submitted entries. Their creations touched on pedestrian, bicycle and school bus safety, distracted driving, child passengerRead More

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A European Vacation off the Beaten Path

Take your European vacation by river cruise, train or car for a more authentic adventure.

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Enjoy Montreal No Matter Your Budget

The city where French and English mingle freely has something for visitors on any budget.

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R.I. Ban on Hand-Held Devices Now in Effect

Drivers talking on hand-held phones in Rhode Island can be ticketed by police and fined up to a $100.

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Distracted Drivers Make Everyone’s Commutes Slower

The next time you’re a few minutes late for work, you could blame it on distracted drivers. After all, the excuse is backed by science. Distracted drivers can slow down commutes by as much as 10 percent, according to David Strayer, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Utah. His research for the AAA FoundationRead More

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Q&A: Does my auto insurance cover a rental car?

The best way to know for sure if your auto insurance coverage includes rentals is to speak with your insurance agent. He or she can explain how your coverage translates to a rental vehicle. For example, your coverage may only apply for up to 30 days. Or your insurer may or may not cover aRead More

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Do You Know What Student Loans Pay For?

Many students wouldn’t be able to attend college without student loans. About 53 percent of adults ages 18 to 29 with bachelor’s degrees have outstanding student loan debt, according to the Pew Research Center. But student loans don’t cover every college-related expense. Students and their families often have to combine funding sources to cover notRead More

Paul Lee and Mimi Man at the Garden City, N.Y., branch, holding a membership card.

Look Who We Met at AAA

Paul Lee and Mimi Man, of Jericho, N.Y., recently visited the AAA Garden City branch to pick up an international driver’s permit before traveling to Japan. Lee said he likes visiting the branch because of the nice people who provide great service. A AAA member since 2011, Lee is also a big fan of exclusiveRead More

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A Head-to-Toe Guide for Your Warm-Weather Well-Being

You need to protect yourself from head to toe if you want to make the most of the year’s longest and warmest days. Here’s a quick primer.


AAA, State Leaders Highlight R.I. Hands-Free Law

AAA Northeast leaders joined elected officials, legislators, traffic safety advocates and police officers at the club’s Providence, R.I., headquarters to highlight Rhode Island’s new ban on drivers using hand-held cellphones.

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