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Study shows young millennial drivers take most chances If you spot young drivers texting, speeding or running red lights, don’t be surprised. A new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study found that 88 percent of millennials ages 19-24 engaged in at least one of these risky behaviors...
Spring is considered a time of renewal and growth. Here at AAA Western and Central New York, our growth means more member discounts and opportunities for you. We are continually striving to make your membership more valuable than ever. Find value in savings Last year, thousands of...
Summer may be months away, but millions of people already are making plans for family vacations. According to a recent AAA survey, 35 percent of Americans expect to take a family trip of at least 50 miles from home this year. And while most aim to take one or two vacations, at least 28...
Looking for a family getaway to escape our cold, snowy winters? We highlight 15 family friendly resorts in warm destinations to help get your vacation planning started. Resort: The Beakers Location: Palm Beach, FL What’s great for families: The Family Entertainment Center which has...
One of the hottest trends in travel over the past few years is multi-generational travel – think grandparents, parents, kids, aunts, uncles, cousins. With families geographically spread out across the country more than ever, multi-generational family vacations might be the one time each...
Checking reviews online before booking a hotel or making reservations at a restaurant has become a common habit for many. Travelers want to make sure the establishment will meet their needs and won’t be a waste of time or money. AAA makes that process even simpler by doing the legwork...
by Alec Harvey A few months ago, Walt Disney World announced a promotion that was valid on new and previously booked reservations. Any bookings made through AAA were re-qualified, and, based on availability, the bookings were updated with the promotional rate, and the clients...
Lonely Planet recently came out with its annual top 10 lists, including the “Best in the U.S. – The U.S. Destinations You Need to See in 2017”, which gives an in-depth look at mesmerizing destinations right here in the United States. Here are some we selected as our "You Need to See in...
We're thrilled to share some new things coming to Walt Disney World in 2017 announced this week from Disney. With an amazing land set to debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park in 2017, a new festival, a multitude of dining locations and popular returning events, 2017 is...
Did you travel in 2016? If so, according to AAA Western and Central New York’s travel consultants, chances are it was somewhere warm! The results are in from trips booked throughout the year, and the majority of the destinations are in warm climates. It looks like Western New York...
Not happy with the price at the pump? We have an explanation. While we’re dollars away from what we were paying in 2008, and quarters away from what we paid in 2014, it’s obvious that consumers are paying more for gasoline than a year ago. Just last year, we were celebrating that the...
It’s almost 2017, and as another new year approaches, it’s time for annual self-reflection – new resolutions (maybe the same as last year?) and exciting plans abound. But the new year is also a good time to think about the past year, reflection that may surprise you when it comes to...
As manager of fleet operations for AAA Western and Central New York, Brian Dadswell makes sure more than 85 vehicles are shipshape during any season.We asked Dadswell his tips for those getting their own cars ready for the winter. QUESTION: Is there a checklist to help people get...
When selecting a vacation destination there are a lot of things to take into consideration: is there something for everyone to enjoy, will the weather be appropriate for what you want to do, is the hotel one that everyone will like? When you have a family member with special needs there...
When winter comes, and ice, snow and frigid temps become a factor for drivers across the region, AAA gets even 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...

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