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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.


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AAA: Gas prices take dip

While consumers are still experiencing higher gas prices compared to last year due to the OPEC agreement, they are seeing prices drop slowly across the Mid-Atlantic region.


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AAA goal: Reducing more than 415,000 fatalities, serious injuries on U.S. roads

Key roadway improvements have the potential to save 63,700 lives and prevent 353,560 serious injuries over a 20-year period.


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AAA: Gas prices starting to stall?

Gas prices in the Mid-Atlantic region continue to climb, although the pace has slowed somewhat in the past few days.


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Gas prices hit 19-month high

The Mid-Atlantic region continues to see a jump in gas prices as stations make the final change over to summer-blend fuels.


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AAA: One in three drivers can’t afford to get car fixed

According to a new AAA survey, 64 million American drivers would not be able to pay for an unexpected vehicle repair.


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Study: Younger Millennials top list of worst behaved drivers

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that young millennials are the riskiest drivers.


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AAA: More Americans planning vacations in 2017

A recent AAA survey has 42 percent of Americans planning to take a vacation in 2017 – with most planning trips to warm weather destinations.


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Professional drivers offer safe driving tips for Christmas holiday travel

The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the 2.8 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to drive safely.


Celebrate National Trails Day® at Shenandoah National Park

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 6.


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Charlottesville U.S. 250 Bypass project traffic update

Work continues on and along the ramps serving McIntire Road and John W. Parkway in Charlottesville. Ramp closures are to be expected weekdays between 9am and 4pm until Friday, June 5th. Formal detour signage will be in place.


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Lynchburg VDOT District Traffic Alert: June 1-5

Highway work in the Lynchburg VDOT District requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted.


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Interstate 81 lane closures in Rockbridge County, Augusta County, beginning on Sunday

Nighttime Interstate 81 lane closures are scheduled in Rockbridge and Augusta counties beginning on Sunday, May 31, for guardrail work, paving and utility work. All work is weather permitting.


Virginia Tech Transportation Institute launches effort to make traveling through traffic lights safer, smarter and cheaper

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers’ new project could change the way motorists navigate through traffic lights, making the everyday action safer, smarter, and cheaper – the last by cutting fuel costs and likewise reducing pollution.


Best Western Plus Waynesboro awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for fifth straight year

Best Western Waynesboro Inn & Suites Conference Center today announced that it has been recognized as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner.


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AAA Mid-Atlantic anticipates assisting 31K travelers over Memorial Day weekend

AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates it will come to the rescue of over 31,000 stranded motorists during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend – with more than 5,800 expected in Virginia.


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37.2 million Americans to hit the road for Memorial Day

AAA Travel projects 37.2 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year and the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years.