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Jerry Ascierto

Articles by Jerry Ascierto

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Diamond Mine: 80 Years of the AAA Diamond Program

AAA began inspecting the nation’s hotels and restaurants in 1937, providing detailed descriptions to members on the go.

coldest cities

The 10 Coldest Cities in the United States

While Northeastern winters may seem more brutal than anywhere else in the country, they’re barely the tip of the iceberg.

dui deaths

The Most Dangerous States for DUI Deaths

The Northeast boasts some of the lowest rates in the nation for DUI arrests, accidents and fatalities, while Southern states are among the most dangerous.

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The Nation’s First Road Maps, Courtesy of AAA

AAA produced its first map in 1905, a hand-drawn route on linen, depicting roads in Staten Island, N.Y. The rest is history.

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Where Did the First Road Signs Come From?

Starting in 1906, regional AAA clubs across the nation began paying for and installing wooden signs to help motorists find their way.

What Makes You Nostalgic?

AAA Asks: What Makes You Nostalgic?

We’re working on a story about places that don’t exist anymore, and we need your help.

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The Northeast Cities With the Most Traffic Congestion

Every city has its share of traffic jams, but not all gridlock is created equal.