Saturday, December 4, 2021

Testing Winter Tires for Ice Braking


An axel jump? Great for figure skaters; not so much for cars. We test winter tires on an ice skating rink to make sure the ones you buy brake when you need them to.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

SAFE STEPS Road Safety: Distracted Driving


We all have a role in road safety! So follow these SAFE STEPS to play your part and help save lives.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Importance Of The Move Over Law


Did you know that each year road workers, motorists and emergency responders are struck and killed by other vehicles? Learn more from AAA about the Move Over Laws and save the lives of many roadside heroes!

Thursday, November 25, 2021

How to Choose a Collision Shop: TV Car Expert Lauren Fix


Sometimes our cars need repairs, not just rust or collision, but they also need to be repainted. The key is to find the right collision shop so you can save money and frustration. Car Coach Lauren Fix has some tips.

Monday, November 22, 2021

AAA Pedestrian Safety PSA


Do you know the rules of the road? Drivers and pedestrians need to work together to make roadways safer for pedestrians. Walk safely with tips from AAA.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Car Theft Prevention Tips


Being alert and taking simple steps can help prevent a vehicle theft from happening to you. Learn more from AAA about what steps you should take so that you don't end up being a victim of car theft.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

The Challenge of Distracted Driving


In this video, Dr. Bill Van Tassel, manager of AAA Driver Training, explains how distractions impact drivers' safety on our roadways and why distracted driving is contributing to so many crashes. The video details many kinds of objects and activities that can draw a driver's attention away from the road. The video also provides a walkthrough of the negative impact of any kind of distraction on the driving task.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

How The Glass Inside Your Car Is Engineered - Not So Simple!


As new display technology continues to develop and the auto industry pushes our car interiors to mirror our smartphones, what do these new screens and displays actually mean for the car? What are the drawbacks?

I paid a visit to Corning’s Sullivan Park campus in New York to learn from some of their top automotive glass scientists and perform a few tests myself to see how different factors like durability, readability and glare come into play in the design and creation of these displays, and how future-thinking companies like Corning are engineering with these in mind. We’ll talk about how the glass is made, how it stands up to the tests I’ll perform and why the glass composition is more important than you’d think.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Tire Blow Out Reaction Tips


Tires are the most important part of your vehicle and unexpected blows outs happen almost everyday! Watch this video to find out the two key steps to keep you safe in the event of a tire blow out.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

What To Do After A Car Accident


Do you need information about what to do after a recent car accident? You are not alone in feeling overwhelmed. The aftermath of a car accident can be an incredibly confusing and overwhelming time and something you should not have to or try to deal with on your own. Even the best drivers get into car accidents. Knowing what to do after a car accident can help you with both your physical and financial recovery down the line. This personal injury video goes over some great tips on what you should do following a car accident, including:

• Stop your car and move to a safe place.

• Call the police and an ambulance, if necessary, after checking to make sure people are safe.

• Identify the other driver and exchange insurance information.

• Get the names and information of any witnesses.

• Take photos and notes regarding all the circumstances of the accident—evidence is always best fresh.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021

Tips For Safe Winter Driving


Severe winter weather can be both frightening and dangerous when driving. Here are AAA's tips to prepare your vehicle and keep you cautious while driving in adverse weather.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Small SUVs struggle in new side test - IIHS News


Small SUVs struggle in new, tougher side test 

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is introducing a new, tougher side crash test to address higher-speed crashes that continue to cause fatalities. In the first tests of 2020-21 vehicles, only one out of 20 small SUVs, the 2021 Mazda CX-5, earns a good rating.