traffic safety

Mean Streets: Urban Traffic Fatalities Now Exceed Those on Rural Roads

According to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more people are now killed on the nation’s city streets than on rural roads, with speed playing a critical factor.

AAA Shares Motorcycle Safety Tips for Bikers and Drivers during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and AAA Western and Central New York is reminding both drivers and bikers of key safety tips as the weather warms up. Many motorcyclists will choose to ride free on the open road as the forecast calls for sunny skies, and AAA also wants to see safer roads in the future.

Tow truck driver killed, vigil held in remembrance

In honor of a local tow truck driver who was hit and killed on the job, several tow companies, including AAA Western and Central New York, lined the stretch of roadway where the tragedy took place in Central New York.

Solving A Puzzle: With Fewer Drivers on the Road During COVID, Why the Spike in Fatalities?

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the country, it led to fewer drivers on the roads and a significant reduction in the number of miles driven.

It’s National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

AAA Western and Central New York wants to remind drivers to have a plan in place to get home safely after a night of festivities this holiday season.

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week Kicks Off

AAA research shows that daily exercise and stretching can help older drivers to improve overall body flexibility and move more freely to observe the road.

AAA Urges Drivers to Safely Secure Christmas Trees

If not properly secured, a tree can cause vehicle damage, or even worse, it could fly off or out of the vehicle and become a danger to other drivers. 

Oh Deer! New York Deer Crashes Peak in Autumn

AAA is warning motorists to buckle up, be extra cautious on the roads, and scan for deer and other animals. 

Crash Responder Safety Week 

Crash Responder Safety Week is underway, running November 8 – 14, 2021.

Drowsy Driving: Don’t Be Asleep at the Wheel

November 7-14, 2021 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, and AAA has advice for motorists to avoid the dangerous habit.