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New Year’s Eve among deadliest days on U.S. roadways

As Americans prepare for New Year’s celebrations, AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding drivers and passengers alike of the dangers on the roads this New Year’s Day, which consistently ranks among the year’s deadliest days for alcohol-related traffic fatalities.


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Virginia State Police: Drive to save lives

This time of year, with all the holiday parties and festive occasions, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, the Virginia State Police has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.


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Study: Rear view cameras save lives

Rear-view camera systems improved rear visibility an average of 46 percent in AAA’s tests. These systems are intended to improve driver awareness of the area immediately behind the vehicle in order to reduce the instance of back-over fatalities.


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The end of Daylight Saving Time: Beware drowsy driving

Daylight Saving Time ended this weekend, and while an extra hour of weekend sleep is nice, drowsy driving becomes a significant threat to motorists as their evening commute will take place in darkness.


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Wednesday is International Walk to School Day

On Wednesday, October 8, students across the country will participate in International Walk to School Day by walking or biking to school. There are 55 schools in the greater Richmond area with AAA School Safety Patrol programs, eager to help students walk to school safely.


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AAA: Stay alert as kids head back to school

As summer draws to a close and the classroom bell rings in the new school year, AAA Mid-Atlantic and the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education want to remind motorists that driving habits must change to insure the safety of children heading back to school throughout the Commonwealth.


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ATVs report: Paved roads, no helmets common in fatal accidents

A new report highlights the dangers posed by using ATVs on roadways, without helmets and when consuming alcohol.


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Cinco de Mayo safety tips

Even if you can recognize only the cognates across the languages, you already know Cinco de Mayo is fun in any language, especially if you take precautions to avoid the hazards of drinking and driving.


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AAA: More than one-third of traffic deaths on St. Patrick’s Day are alcohol-related

St. Patrick’s Day is well known as a day to celebrate by eating and drinking with friends and family. However AAA Mid-Atlantic warns it is also one of the deadliest days on the roadways as 34 percent of motor vehicle fatalities on this day were connected to drunk driving, according to 2011 data provided by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


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Spring Forward Driving Syndrome: Be aware of loss of sleep when driving

This weekend we spring forward losing an hour of our day in exchange for extended daylight hours, as Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, March 9. However, come Monday morning, many drivers may have lost a spring in their step and may not be fully alert as they travel to work and school.


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Number of convicted drunk drivers forced to use interlock devices increases

Across Virginia, the number of convicted drunk drivers – including first time offenders – duly ordered to install ignition interlock devices (IIDs) in their vehicles has increased exponentially since the Commonwealth enacted tougher drunk driving penalties a year and a half ago.


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Virginia State Police emphasize New Year’s Eve holiday safety

Virginia State Police will be stepping up patrols New Year’s Eve in an effort to detect and deter impaired drivers on Virginia’s highways. Since Thanksgiving, troopers have been participating in the annual Checkpoint Strikeforce anti-DUI enforcement campaign and the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday crackdown.