AAA Safety Foundation
Our Partner in Traffic Safety
With more than a century of service, AAA Western and Central New York is the leading advocate for the safety and security of motorists and travelers throughout 25 counties in Upstate New York.
Formed in February 2012, the Auto Club of Western & Central NY Foundation for Traffic Safety Inc. is dedicated to promoting traffic safety education and raising awareness of safe driving practices to reduce traffic related deaths and injuries. It is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization affiliated with AAA Western and Central New York.
It is our goal to have an impact in the local communities we serve. We support initiatives to educate teen drivers, improve child passenger safety and address senior mobility, as well as a variety of traffic safety concerns, such as distracted, drowsy and impaired driving.
Half of contributions collected are spent on local traffic safety programs and education while the other half goes toward national programs under the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which has been conducting traffic safety research for more than 70 years.
Together, we can improve the lives of all roadway users. Thank you for your support.
Director of Public Relations and Corporate Communications
100 International Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 929-3600
Fax: (716) 633-4439
Cell: (716) 343-3078
It is our mission to achieve a greater awareness of traffic safety, improve the lives of all roadway users, and more specifically:
- To promote motor vehicle driver and traffic safety in order to reduce traffic-related deaths, injuries and property damage;
- To raise the level of traffic safety awareness and safe driving practices;
- To provide for safe driver training for financially disadvantaged individuals through scholarships; and
- To make grants and contributions to and to cooperate with and assist other 501(c) (3) organizations in order to further motor vehicle driver and traffic safety.
Our Core Values
These are the fundamental and enduring principles that guide our mission, our operations, and our relationships.
Commitment to AAA Members & Customers
We exist for our members, and judge everything we do by how well it serves their needs. AAA services, programs, and products will meet high standards of quality and will be continually reviewed to ensure maximum member benefit and fiscal viability. AAA services and products will be tested, proven practical and reliable, and offered only to add value to membership.
Commitment to AAA Associates
We are committed to instilling a culture which promotes new ideas, open communication, equal opportunities, risk-taking, and teamwork through a learning environment. We will support and respect individuality, foster responsible decision-making, and provide a competitive compensation program.
Commitment to the Association
We are committed to membership growth and retention, to the federation structure, and to the autonomy of affiliated clubs. We will help shape the National Organization by exercising a leadership role. We will seek a balance between the uniformity needed to bind us together as an Association, while maintaining the needs of our members. Our goal is long-term success and viability, not short-term advantage. We will be diligent in assessing our business and policy decisions to be confident we are acting correctly.
Commitment to Community & Country
We will be a good corporate citizen, engaging in public service consistent with our mission, the needs of members, the communities we serve, and the national interest. In pursuing public policy positions, AAA will remain objective and responsible, relying on our credibility, expertise, and research in public policy formulation.