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Have you ever been driving down the road and thought, “I should take a picture of myself right now”? It might sound foolish, but it’s happening. Many people are now engaging in the dangerous behavior of taking “selfies” while driving. Don’t believe it? Check out #drivingselfie or #...

Apr

17

category: AAA News
region: All Regions
tag: -
This year, AAA Western Central New York continued the annual tradition of gathering our AAA Family who are celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 year milestone anniversaries with the Club! Congratulations to all and thank you for all you do for our members! 40 Years Don Bigouette...

Apr

09

category: Travel
region: All Regions
For most of us in Upstate New York, Spring Break falls sometime over the next two weeks! After the winter we had, it’s clear that many of you are taking advantage of the opportunity to bask in the warmth of some sunshine. For our members, here are the Top 10 Spring Break destinations...
The National Safety Council has recognized April as Distracted Driving Awareness month. Throughout the month, AAA Western and Central New York will offer tips to avoid distracted driving and information on dangerous distractions like using cell phones when behind the wheel. Texting and...
It seems like it took forever, but the wet weather that comes with spring is on its way. While rain isn’t often associated with tricky driving conditions, the facts prove otherwise: wet pavement contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year. So next time you’re driving in...

Mar

25

category: Travel
region: Outside NY
With its largest ship to date now sailing, Princess reaches a new level of beauty and innovation with the Royal Princess. by Monica Reid Olson Unveiling its first new ship in five years, Princess Cruises invited a real-life royal, the Duchess of Cambridge, to christen the Royal...
After 40 years of service, regional travel manager Darlene Ryan retired from AAA Western and Central New York earlier this month. She sat down with us to reflect on her years at the Club and to share her plans for the future. How and when did your career begin with AAA? In 1973, I...
Driving requires your full attention. You can take charge of eliminating distractions to focus on the road ahead by following these tips: Fully focus on driving. Do not let anything divert your attention, actively scan the road, use your mirrors and watch out for pedestrians and...
At AAA one of our core values is "Commitment to Community." Perhaps no where is this more evident than by AAA Western and Central New York’s fundraising efforts to support local charities in the communities we serve. AAA associates throughout Western New York, the Rochester region...
As much as we wish it would, the world doesn’t stop just because we’re tired. Though feeling tired might be welcomed while we’re at home, feeling sleepy when you are driving is especially dangerous. Sleepiness slows your reaction time, decreases awareness and impairs your judgment, just...
Car breakdowns are likely inevitable for everyone. Though the situation can often create an annoyance and some stress, AAA is urging motorists to remain calm and safe in the event of a breakdown. Every situation is different and the rules for breakdowns are not the same every time....
Simpsons’ hometown Have you ever dreamed of sinking your teeth into a Krusty Burger and washing it down with a Duff Beer? Now, you can stroll on Fast Food Boulevard or grab a stool at Moe’s Tavern in the Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield, which opened this summer at Universal Studios...
“Greetings, Orlando,” booms Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots. “We can rise above evil and defeat Megatron, but we cannot do it alone. We need your help to defend mankind before it is too late.” NEST Commander Gen. Glenn Morshower announces, “Ladies and gentlemen, our newest training...
According to a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, risky behaviors among 16- and 17-year-old drivers involved in fatal crashes increased when teen passengers were present. This is especially important to note, since motor vehicle crashes rank as the leading cause of...
Over the years I’ve been to Walt Disney World a handful of times but always in one-day visits and in the blazing heat of mid-July. As a result, you might imagine that, while I found Disney an impressive vacation destination that runs like a well-oiled machine, my humidity-vulnerable hair...

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