Tag: distracted driving

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10 Awesome AAA Hertz Perks

November 29, 2018. Colm Ashe

In celebration of AAA’s milestone 40-year partnership with Hertz, learn about some of benefits that AAA members can enjoy when renting a car.

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Teaching Young Drivers the Rules of the Road

June 15, 2018. Cassandra Raposo

AAA driving instructors point out the most common mistakes that new drivers make and how to avoid them. Joining locations throughout the Northeast, AAA’s newest driving school is opening in Garden City, N.Y., on August 13.

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AAA Urges You Not To Drive Intexticated

June 15, 2018. AAA Staff

A father is driving with his three children in the back seat. His left hand is firmly on the steering wheel while his right hand is gripping a beer bottle. Shocking, right? But would you be as shocked if the same man was holding a phone instead? Distracted driving can be as devastating as driving…

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Distracted Drivers Make Everyone’s Commutes Slower

May 14, 2018. AAA Staff

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 Foundation…

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

May 09, 2018. AAA Staff

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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ADA: Driving Under the Influence Like ‘Vehicular Roulette’

January 15, 2018. Roberto Cruz

When Martin Heidgen of Valley Stream, N.Y., drove drunk on July 2, 2005, he crashed his Chevrolet pickup into a limousine at highway speeds, killing 59-year-old Stan Rabinowitz and 7-year-old Katie Flynn. “When you drive under the influence, you are playing vehicular roulette,” said Maureen McCormick, chief of vehicular crimes at the Nassau County District…

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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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Top Teen Driving Tips from a Teen Expert

April 01, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Four years ago, Shelby Fix, The Car Coach 2.0, lost a friend in a car crash that involved texting while driving. “It really hit home,” said Shelby, the daughter of The Car Coach Lauren Fix, a nationally recognized automotive expert. Because April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Your AAA caught up with Shelby, who has…