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AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research reveals that in-vehicle technology can create visual and mental distractions behind the wheel.

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Heat Warnings Issued

Elizabeth Carey

With heat warnings issued across the region, AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be aware of the dangers of hot cars. On average, 37 children die in hot cars every year.

How to Save Your Life with Vehicle Escape Tools

Elizabeth Carey

New research from AAA reveals that most vehicle escape tools, intended to quickly aid passengers trapped in a car following an accident, will break tempered side windows, but none were able to penetrate laminated glas

Gas Prices Rise Across the Region

Elizabeth Carey

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.72, up six cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.85. The New York State average is $2.87 – up two cents from last week.

Record-Breaking 48.9 Million Americans to Travel this Independence Day

Lindsay Kensy

More Americans than ever recorded by AAA, nearly 49 million, are making plans to honor the red, white and blue with an Independence Day getaway this year.

Americans Don’t Think They’ll Get Arrested for Driving High

Lindsay Kensy

Nearly 70% of Americans think it’s unlikely a driver will get caught by police for driving while high on marijuana, according to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey.

Buckling Up on Back Seat Safety

Lindsay Kensy

Rear seat occupants who fail to buckle up are three times more likely to be killed, according to AAA New York State. In 2017, 34 unbelted rear seat occupants ages 16+ were killed and 2,600 were injured.

Cashless Tolling: AAA Western and Central New York

Lindsay Kensy

Cashless tolling on the Thruway will be system-wide by the end of 2020, according to the latest reports from Governor Cuomo’s office.

Gas Prices Continue to Fall Across the Region

Elizabeth Carey

Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.69, down six cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.89. The New York State average is $2.87 – down three cents from last week.

AAA Announces WNY Fleet Driver of the Year

Elizabeth Carey

AAA Western and Central New York is pleased to announce that Christian Tabak is being recognized as AAA WNY Driver of the Year. The award is based on driver accomplishments from the 2018 calendar year.

AAA Announces CNY Fleet Driver of the Year

Elizabeth Carey

AAA Western and Central New York is pleased to announce that Christopher Moore is being recognized as AAA CNY Driver of the Year. The award is based on driver accomplishments from the 2018 calendar year.