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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.

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.

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.


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.

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. 


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.

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.

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.

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.


AAA: Potential for another gas price spike with Irma

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

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.


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.


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.


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.  

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.

AAA: Increase in oil prices pushing gas prices up

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


AAA: Many unprepared for roadside emergencies

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


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. 

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


AAA: Gas prices holding steady

Gas prices across the Mid-Atlantic region appear to be treading water as the consistent dip in prices seen for the past few weeks has begun to stall.


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.

Gas prices holding steady: AAA

Gas prices across the Mid-Atlantic continue to sing the same old song – a favorite on drivers’ playlists.

Gas, oil glut keep gas prices trending lower

Gas prices in the Mid-Atlantic region followed the national average down this week.

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Have Super Bowl Party driving plan in place ahead of time

Super Bowl parties are fast approaching with scores of people making plans as to where to watch and what they will eat and drink.

Spike in U.S. oil production pushes gas prices down

Gas prices in much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast have followed the national average downward over the past week as U.S. oil production increases.

AAA: Gas prices trending back downward

Across the Mid-Atlantic region, gas prices are slowly retreating, with many regions dropping two to five cents in the last week.

Headed to DC for the inauguration? AAA offers travel tips

It is a tradition as storied and nearly as old as the Republic itself. This Friday, America celebrates the 58th Presidential Inauguration.

AAA: Gas prices stabilizing after days of upward movement

Gas prices across the Mid-Atlantic region have stayed relatively static this week, in some areas rising or falling by just a penny or so.


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.

AAA: Gas prices pushing upward in New Year

Gas prices around the Mid-Atlantic region continued to climb higher throughout the busy holiday travel weekend and first full week of 2017.

AAA: Be prepared for snow, wintry driving conditions

Meteorologists have increased projected snowfall totals for Central Virginia, with some areas expected to see as much as a foot of snow.


A resolution to keep: Family disaster plans make a difference

Taking time to plan ahead can help your family prepare for the unexpected, and help ensure their safety in the car or at home.

Gas prices rising nearing holiday travel season

Gas prices across the Mid-Atlantic continue to be higher than this time last year, but in many regions are staying relatively stagnant.


AAA: Gas prices continue December climb

Gas prices have moved higher, attributed most likely to OPEC’s announcement to cut production on Nov. 30.

Gas prices rise as markets respond to OPEC deal

Gas prices have increased nationally for seven consecutive days, reaching today’s price of $2.18 per gallon.


Thanksgiving leftovers include rising gas prices

Gas prices across the Mid-Atlantic continue to creep upward – slightly in some areas, not so slightly in others.


AAA: Avoid driving distractions on the new Black Friday

Thanksgiving Day is the “new Black Friday,” with some big box stores throwing open their doors to shoppers on the holiday itself.


AAA: Top 5 Thanksgiving travel tips

AAA projects nearly 49 million people will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and most will head out today.

AAA: Gas prices dropping heading into Thanksgiving

As more than 43 million Americans plan to hit the road for Thanksgiving, lower gas prices are on the menu.