Member Connection Blog
Member Connection Blog
About the Blog
The Member Connection Blog is here to provide advice, tips, off-the-beaten path ideas, savings, and to gab about travel and attractions that Western and Central New Yorkers love.
What you need to know before the snow
When winter comes, and ice, snow and frigid temps become a factor for drivers across the region, AAA gets busier than usual. "Our call volume definitely increases," says Elizabeth Carey, public affairs manager for AAA Western and Central New York. "It doubles - sometimes even triples -- at some points."
My teen passed their road test... now what?
Done. Finished. Complete. Well, not quite. Teen drivers still need their parents' advice and support.. even after they are driving on their own with a driver's license in hand. The crash risk for teen drivers is highest now that they are driving on their own, so parents should still be coaching them, guiding their driving instruction and monitoring where, when and with whom they drive. AAA can help.
Helping older drivers stay safe behind the wheel
Whether you want to admit it or not, aging is inevitable. The ability to drive safely can be affected by changes in our physical, emotional and cognitive health. Although changes are a part of normal aging, they occur individually and at different rates and times. Just as one plans for retirement, it's important to plan for transportation needs. Proactive, early planning is paramount to continued independence and safety.
AAA Western and Central New York is Adding New Bicycle Coverage
AAA Western and Central New York is expanding roadside assistance to include bicycles for its members. Effective July 1, 2017, transportation service will be provided for members when their bicycle is disabled or inoperable, with no increase in membership dues. A service vehicle will meet you at a trail head or on a publicly-traveled road and transport you and your bike to the location of your choice. Service vehicles will not be equipped to repair a member’s bicycle or change a flat tire.
All drivers can help maximize motorcycle safety
Motorcyclists can face a rough road. More than 4,500 motorcyclists died and 92,000 were injured in crashes in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, but motorcyclists can celebrate safety every day with these tips: