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I’ve been to Niagara Falls more times than I can remember. Somewhere around 50? Maybe even closer to 100? Being able to stare at such an incredible natural wonder so often is definitely an ignored benefit of growing up in Buffalo, at least for me. On my last visit to Niagara Falls, I...
Gas prices have decreased a bit over the past week, but that doesn't mean drivers can’t save even more money! Here are 10 tips to improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency: Accelerate gradually. Avoid jackrabbit starts. Anticipate your stops. When approaching a red light, let...

Jun

30

category: Travel
region: All Regions
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AAA projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend. That’s up slightly from the number of people who traveled in 2013, so it’s going to be a busy weekend on the roads! With eighty-five percent of travelers heading...
May is National Bike Safety Month! With the weather (finally) getting warmer, we can expect to see more people enjoying the outdoors! If you plan on getting on your bicycle and heading out for a ride, please remember there are many things you can do to stay safe on the road. In order...
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
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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...
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....
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...
Some of the most exciting aspects of travel are seeing new sights, experiencing different cultures and sampling unfamiliar cuisines. Yet every now and then, even the most die-hard road warrior can become a bit homesick. That’s when just the sight and smells of favorite dishes can make...

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