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1 in 5 Drinkers Say They Drove Near or Over Alcohol Limit

A fifth of U.S. motorists who drink say they’ve driven at least once in the past year when they thought their alcohol level might’ve been close to the legal limit or above it, a safety group said. About 19.5 percent …

AAA Wants Ban on Cell Phones for Idaho’s 18 and Under Drivers

An automobile group says Idaho should consider banning cell phone use by drivers 18 and under, on grounds it will make the state’s roads safer. AAA of Idaho’s Dave Carlson made the pitch Wednesday after his group surveyed Idaho residents. …

Maryland Issuing Fewer Speeding Tickets in Work Zones

Speeding tickets issued to motorists in work zones in Maryland appear to be down significantly in 2012 compared with last year. A review of state data by AAA Mid-Atlantic shows that by the end of November, the state had used …

AAA Holding Job Fair Today for Oklahoma Service Center

The AAA is to hold a job fair to hire workers for a service center the organization is opening in Oklahoma City. The event is set for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the center in northwest Oklahoma City. …

AAA: 33M Americans Plan to Travel Over Labor Day

Americans plan to hit the road this Labor Day weekend despite rising gas prices. Thirty three million people will travel 50 miles or more, a 2.9 percent increase from last year, according to AAA, a federation of auto clubs which …

Study: Car Wrecks Cost Americans $300 Billion Annually

The costs of motor vehicle crashes is three times higher than the costs associated with traffic congestion, according to a study examining the costs of vehicle crashes released today by AAA. The study examined the relationship between congestion and crashes …

AAA Honoring Safest Towns in South Carolina

South Carolina’s safest communities are being honored by the Foundation for Traffic Safety of AAA Carolinas. Awards are being handed out in Columbia on Thursday at a luncheon featuring AAA and state officials, including Secretary of Transportation Robert St. Onge …

Study: South Carolina’s Most Deadly Roads Are Rural

Narrow, twisting rural roads with their low shoulders and scarcity of law officers on patrol are the most dangerous highways in South Carolina according to an analysis released Tuesday. “They are probably going to remain the killing grounds for years …

AAA Public Adjusting to Expand Florida Operations

AAA Public Adjusting Group and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Florida Claims Consultants AAA/FCC), will begin offering services to homeowners with hurricane damage statewide. The plan calls for the Hollywood, Florida-based firms to open offices and acquire existing claims’ firms in North …