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June 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Marylanders Expected to Travel At Record High For Independence Day

Washington D.C. metro travelers will set a new travel record for the Independence Day holiday weekend.  According to AAA-Mid Atlantic, more than one million residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more away from home. “For perspective, travel volume will be 69 percent higher this Fourth of July than the 2009 recession low of […]

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May 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

AAA Officials Urge Drivers to Use Caution Ahead Tuesday’s Heavy Rain

Wet Pavement Contributes To Nearly 1.2 Million Traffic Crashes Each Year With heavy rains in the forecast during rush hour in the Washington D.C. area, AAA Mid-Atlantic officials are urging drivers to use caution on the roads. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Montgomery County that begins at 3 p.m. and can […]

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May 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gas Prices Could Rise Due to Iran Deal Decision, AAA Says

Pump prices may climb up to $3.00 per gallon in the Washington metro area this summer due in part to the impact of economic sanctions on Iran, AAA mid-Atlantic warns. “Though anticipated, today’s White House decision brings a wide variety of global and domestic impacts,” said John Townsend II, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “In the […]

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May 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Teen Traffic Deaths Increase During Prom and Graduation Season, According to AAA

Prom is a rite of passage and special time for hundreds of high school students across the region. As students and parents alike get ready for their special day, AAA is urging parents to talk to their children about distracted driving and driving under the influence. Teen traffic deaths are higher on the weekends of prom and […]

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February 8, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Over the Past Year, Gas Prices Have ‘Seen Quite a Jump’

You might have noticed it: a dollar isn’t getting the MPG it used to. Gas prices have increased about 15 percent over the last year, said Tom Calcagni, regional director of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. The national average for a gallon of gas was $2.26 a year ago. Now it’s about $2.60. […]

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October 31, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

AAA Urges Motorists to Prepare for Winter Season

As temperatures begin to cool, AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging motorists to prepare for the winter by conducting a seasonal car check-up. More than 1.7 million AAA roadside assistance calls were recorded so far this year and approximately 450,000 were in Maryland.  A seasonal checkup, according to AAA staff, could minimize breakdowns. “AAA recommends motorists use […]

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September 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Rain Poses Biggest Threat to Drivers, Here’s What You Should Know

As residents in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas  prepare for Hurricane Irma, Maryland emergency officials are urging residents to plan ahead for the tropical storm’s impact throughout the region. The latest info on #Irma. Now is the time to prepare for flooding. Check your local weather alerts. #MDPrepares #NatlPrep https://t.co/slONzu9M6A — MarylandResponds/OPR (@MarylandOPR) September 8, […]

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June 30, 2015 | Krista Brick

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July Fourth Drivers to Pay Less in Tolls in Maryland

If you are traveling this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, it just might cost you less to get there. Starting July 1, cash customers crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge eastbound in a two-axle vehicle will now pay $4, instead of $6 previously, a discount of $2, or 33.3 percent. It will cost […]

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June 25, 2015 | Staff Writer

AAA Mid-Atlantic Reacts to Hogan’s Purple Line Announcement

AAA Mid-Atlantic released the following statement after Gov. Larry Hogan committed to moving forward with plans to build the Purple Line: “We applaud the Governor for moving the Purple Line light-rail project forward. AAA has long been a supporter of the Purple Line and recognizes the importance of continuous improvement of mass transit systems in […]

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September 1, 2013 | Staff Writer

How to Respond to a Distracted Driver?

With nearly 600,000 Marylanders expected to hit the roads this Labor Day weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding motorists to be careful and pay attention while traveling this holiday weekend, especially after several tragedies as well as “close calls” on Maryland roads in recent weeks. AAA Mid-Atlantic offers the following tips to safely respond to a […]

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