Ohio High Schools Make Teen Driver Safety a Top Priority


COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 4, 2014) – Teens have the highest crash rate of any age group. In 2013, more than 27,000 teens experienced crashes in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety. In an effort to keep teens safe behind the wheel, AAA Ohio Auto Club will be conducting a series of vehicle maintenance inspections at schools throughout the state. Read More…

Gas Prices Remain Too High For Most Motorists

COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 3, 2014) – Half of U.S. adults consider gas prices to be “too high” at $3.30 per gallon, according to AAA’s second annual gas price index survey, compared to $3.44 in 2013. While Ohio’s gas prices have remained lower than last year, with an average of $3.43 for the first three months of the year, they are still too high for many drivers. Read More…

AAA Urges Lawmakers to Pass Annie’s Law (HB 469)

New legislation can save lives by keeping impaired drivers off the roads

COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 1, 2014) – One-third of all traffic deaths involve alcohol, and AAA considers these deaths preventable. Research has proven that ignition interlock devices (IIDs), or in-car breathalyzers, save lives by keeping alcohol-impaired drivers off the road. That’s why AAA is testifying in support of Annie’s Law (HB 469) on April 2 at 4:00 p.m. in the House Judiciary Committee meeting. Read More…

AAA Monthly Gas Price Report March 2014 Trends and April Outlook

Lowest Gas Prices for March in Four Years Despite Seasonal Price Hikes

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 31, 2014) – Nationally, March gas prices averaged of $3.507 per gallon, which was the least expensive for March since 2010. Ohio’s average during March was $3.60 per gallon.

  • “Spring is the most frustrating time of year for drivers given that gas prices seem to jump every time you get in the car,” said Avery Ash, AAA spokesman. “We are seeing the same seasonal hikes this spring, but fortunately gas is not nearly as expensive as in recent years.” Read More…

Extreme Temperatures Decrease Electric Vehicle Driving Range

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 20, 2014) – Just as motorists need to know how far the gas in their tank will take them, Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers need to be aware of how far their vehicle can travel on a single charge. According to new research from AAA, the average EV battery range greatly depends on the temperature. Read More…

Ohioans Flock to Warm-Weather Destinations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 14, 2014) – This winter’s incessant cold and snow have more Ohioans escaping to warm-weather destinations. AAA travel experts report an increase in the number of people planning warm-weather vacations this year, compared to previous years.

“The winter months have historically been a time when Ohioans vacation in warm-weather destinations to get a break from the cold and snow,” said Krista Whorton, vice president, travel services for AAA Ohio Auto Club. “This year we’ve noticed even more people contacting our travel agents for much needed vacations in warmer climates.” Read More…

AAA Launches Series of Car Seat Checks

First event held at Worthington AAA store 

WORTHINGTON, Ohio (March 10, 2014) – Proper use of child safety seats greatly reduces the likelihood that a child will be killed in a crash, but three out of four child safety seats are used incorrectly. In an effort to keep local children safe, AAA is launching a series of car seat inspections, beginning in Worthington.

Date: March 21, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Outside of the Worthington AAA store, 90 E. Wilson Bridge Road Read More…

Ohio Students Awarded in 70th Annual Traffic Safety Poster Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 3, 2014) – Twenty three Ohio students earned awards for their entries in the 70th Annual AAA Traffic Safety Poster Program.

Out of nearly 1,000 entries into this year’s contest, AAA Ohio Auto Club awarded four grand prizes, six first prizes, six second prizes and six third prizes. These students will be honored Saturday April 5 during a special ceremony at Columbus Crew Stadium.

People’s Choice Award:

All winning entries are located at AAA.com/PosterContest, where online voting is now underway for the 2014 People’s Choice Award. The voting began March 1 and will close on March 31.  Read More…

New Research Reveals Weight-Related Issues with LATCH-Installed Car Seats

COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 25, 2014) – When used properly, child safety seats significantly reduce the risk of death or serious injury for infants and toddlers. The Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system was implemented in 2002 to reduce error when installing car seats.  However, recent AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research found weight-related installation errors remained common.


“In the event of a crash, exceeded weight limits may cause the lower anchors and tether to perform improperly, leaving children vulnerable to injury or death,” said AAA director of Traffic Safety Research and Advocacy, Jake Nelson. Read More…

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