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AAA Offers Driving Training Classes in Rhode Island

January 15, 2018. AAA Staff

There is a new option for driver training in Rhode Island. AAA Northeast now offers classroom instruction. Courses are held at the club’s new East Providence facility, at 10 River Road, which is just minutes from Interstate 195. Students receive instruction based on a 33-hour curriculum approved by the Community College of Rhode Island, as…

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To New Beginnings and New Ways to Earn Your Trust

December 18, 2017. John Galvin

As we herald in the new year, we also begin a new chapter at AAA Northeast. After 37 years of dedicated service, Mark Shaw has retired as president and CEO. I am honored to have been selected as the club’s new president and CEO. One of the things I most look forward to is connecting…

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Three Police Officers, Two Crossing Guards Celebrated in New Jersey

December 18, 2017. AAA Staff

AAA Northeast held its annual AAA Traffic Safety Awards luncheon in October, recognizing individuals and police departments who have gone and above beyond to bolster traffic safety in Essex, Morris and Union counties. Honorees included longtime Elizabeth crossing guards Rocco DiGiorgio (20 years), Elizabeth Parra (19 years) and Gladys Cintron (17 years). Each was named…

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AAA Welcomes Members to New Tewksbury, Mass., Location

December 18, 2017. AAA Staff

AAA Northeast employees and members, lawmakers, business leaders and Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles officials recently celebrated the opening of a new branch at 345 Main St., in Tewksbury. The branch is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. In addition to the…

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Rhode Island Legislators, Police Officers Lauded for Traffic Safety Efforts

December 18, 2017. AAA Staff

A single organization cannot improve traffic safety by itself. It takes the commitment of many stakeholders statewide, including traffic safety advocates, police officers, lawmakers and others. In November, AAA Northeast celebrated those efforts during the club’s annual AAA Community Traffic Safety Awards luncheon in Providence. Rhode Island Senate President Dominick Ruggerio and House of Representatives…

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AAA Honors Individuals, Communities and Partners for Traffic Safety Measures in New York

December 18, 2017. AAA Staff

AAA Northeast held its 53rd annual Traffic Safety Awards luncheon in Garden City in October, recognizing individuals, organizations and communities for efforts to bolster traffic safety in New York. Marjorie Marciano, retired executive director of safety education and outreach for the New York City Department of Transportation, received an individual award for outstanding achievement in…

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Massachusetts Heroes Set Traffic Safety Examples Worth Following

December 18, 2017. AAA Staff

The world may never know what it would take to force Doris Frizzell from her position as a crossing guard at Shaughnessy Elementary School in Lowell. Despite bouts of inclement weather and dangerous traffic conditions – the school is located in one of the city’s busiest areas – Frizzell has spent the last 12 years…

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AAA Recognizes Safe Rides Group and Police Officers in Connecticut

December 18, 2017. AAA Staff

High school students in Wilton don’t have to worry about how to get home on Friday or Saturday nights. Since 2013, Wilton Safe Rides has given thousands of teenagers easy and anonymous access to safe, free transportation. Dozens of volunteers help operate the student-run group, which gives free rides home to high school students who…

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A Little Car Maintenance Goes a Long Way

October 18, 2017. Mark Shaw

AAA estimates that Americans spend an average of 17,600 minutes driving each year. That translates into more than 293 hours, or just over 12 full days of driving time. That’s a lot of work for both car and driver. What could possibly go wrong? We know the dangers when drivers are impaired, drowsy or distracted….

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From the President’s Desk: Pave the Way for Teen Driver Safety

July 14, 2017. Mark Shaw

Traffic crash statistics obscure the fact that behind every crash, behind every death, is a person. Not just that one person, but his or her family, co-workers and friends. We have watched with growing alarm the spike in traffic deaths around the country, knowing that behind those 40,000 yearly fatalities are thousands more whose lives…