Going the Distance

Lynn Sigurdson still remembers the day he stopped driving at night. The 79-year-old Michigan resident had been traveling back to his cottage in fall 2014 after stopping at a nearby grocery store. “It was after 9 p.m. and pitch black,” he said. “There was some construction and closed roads. I must have nodded off, and …

Properly Installed Car Seats Are Game Changers

Car seats save lives. Period. “I’m actually a car seat geek,” said Tanya from Columbus. She thoroughly read the manufacturer’s installation recommendations and considered herself an expert when she and her husband, Steve, had their first child. But when their second daughter was born, she relinquished control and sent Steve on a mission for a …

Young Millennials Top List of Worst-behaved Drivers

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel in the past 30 days, earning the top spot of worst-behaved U.S. drivers. These dangerous behaviors—which increase crash risk—included texting while driving, red-light running and speeding. These findings …

Stay on Santa's "Nice List" by Celebrating Responsibly

Local AAA Ohio Auto Club stores and Car Care Plus locations are handing out free holiday coasters which encourage people to stay on Santa’s “Nice List” by avoiding drunk driving. Each also presents a non-alcoholic recipe for party hosts to serve as an alternative to alcohol. AAA’s holiday coaster campaign encourages hosts and partygoers to …

Fall Back: Be Safe Outside Once The Days Get Shorter

As fall arrives, it brings great beauty and cooler temperatures.  With the change of season and daylight savings time, the days become shorter and the sunlight is less abundant.  Shorter daylight hours mean you will have less visibility on the road.  Whether you are driving, walking, or running, less visibility should be a serious consideration. …

Driving at Night

While it shouldn’t preoccupy our thoughts as we’re pulling out of the driveway, many people don’t realize driving is often the riskiest thing they do each day. It’s even more dangerous at night. According to the National Safety Council, traffic deaths are three times greater at night. There are many factors for this, including increased …