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AAA constitutional amendment on transportation funds before Senate Finance this week

AAA Mid-Atlantic calls on members of the Virginia Senate Finance Committee to approve a constitutional amendment, that would guarantee transportation funds will be used for transportation purposes only.


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AAA: Virginia gas prices continue upward trend

Local and national gas prices continue to increase despite the traditional dip drivers are used to seeing following the first of the year. In Virginia, some metro areas are seeing prices up to five cents higher than last week.


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AAA offers winter weather driving tips

The few inches of snow in the forecast could create a big headache for commuters tomorrow morning.  Even though some areas of Central Virginia may only get an inch or two, the timing of the snowfall, in the height of rush hour, is cause for concern.


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What to do if pipes freeze, burst: What will insurance cover?

Sustained below freezing temperatures in Virginia are causing frozen and burst pipes for some residents, and the cold snap is not over yet. Knowing what to do and what insurance is likely to cover, however, may give homeowners a piece of mind.


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AAA: Tips for driving in snow, ice

AAA urges drivers to slow down, be cautious and maintain their vehicles to prevent being stranded or involved in a winter driving incident. 


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AAA: 61K calls and counting, with snow, more cold, on the way

More than 61,000 AAA Mid-Atlantic members across the auto club’s five-state and Washington, D.C. region called AAA Mid-Atlantic for emergency roadside service over the 10-day year-end holiday travel period.


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Traffic safety advocates hold interactive teen driver safety event in Roanoke

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States.


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New vehicle infotainment systems can ratchet up distracted driving

New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers’ eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous periods of time.


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Study: Truck safety technology can prevent 60K crashes each year

Equipping large trucks with advanced s.afety technologies has the potential to prevent up to 63,000 truck related crashes each year.


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AAA: Potential for another gas price spike with Irma

Since Monday, the national gasoline price average has only moderately increased, according to AAA.


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AAA: Gas prices continue to increase post-Harvey

Hurricane Harvey may no longer be raining down on the Gulf Coast, but the storm’s impact continues to drive up gas prices across the country.


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AAA: Harvey hikes gas prices to 2017 high ahead of Labor Day weekend

AAA estimates that close to 1 million Virginians will travel this Labor Day holiday weekend.


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AAA: Harvey to impact gas prices

Gas prices in the days ahead could potentially head in one direction, upward, as the Texas Gulf Coast recovers from Hurricane Harvey.


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AAA Travel Tip: Total eclipse in the car

The first cross-country solar eclipse since the advent of the automobile and creation of the free interstate system is heading our way Monday, August 21.  


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Gas prices continue to make up for lost time

Tighter supplies, rising exports and growing demand have put pressure on gas prices, leading to increases across the Mid- Atlantic region.


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AAA: Increase in oil prices pushing gas prices up

Most regions in the Mid-Atlantic saw more gas price increases this week, including Virginia.


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AAA: Many unprepared for roadside emergencies

Since Memorial Day, AAA Mid-Atlantic has rescued over 326,000 drivers from Virginia to New Jersey.


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AAA: Heat taking its toll

AAA is reminding drivers that the risk of engines overheating, older batteries failing and tire troubles grows with each day of the heatwave. 


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AAA: Gas prices holding steady in Virginia, Mid-Atlantic

Gas prices around the Mid-Atlantic region stalled this week after rising slightly the week before. The same can be said of the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline.


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AAA: Extreme heat can exact toll on drivers, passengers, cars

Triple digit heat indices are heading this way and can prove dangerous for mankind and metal alike.


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AAA projects record-breaking July 4 travel in Virginia

AAA projects 1.2 million Virginians will travel to celebrate Independence Day this year. The 2017 travel forecast is the highest since 2001.


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AAA: July 4 travel expected to be record-breaking

This July 4, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home.


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AAA spills the truth on oil changes

Making an informed choice about oil changes just got easier, thanks to new research on the quality of engine oil.


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Study: New teen drivers three times as likely to be involved in deadly crash

New teen drivers ages 16-17 years old are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash, according to new research from AAA.


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AAA: More than 1 million Virginians to travel for Memorial Day

AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend.