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AAA says Distracted Driving More Than Just Talking, Texting on Your Phone

October 8, 2020

AAANashville, TN – AAA believes no life is worth losing to distraction. Focused drivers save lives. AAA urges all drivers to pay attention and focus on the road during this National Distracted Driving Awareness month and all year long. 

“Nationwide, nearly 3,000 people are killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, contributing to the 36,560 lives lost to crashes on U.S. roadways in 2018,” said Megan Cooper, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

October is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. (AAA)

October is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. (AAA)

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AAA Offers Free Resources, Tips for Traveling During the Pandemic

September 5, 2020

AAANashville, TN – The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic can be very confusing for travelers. As Tennesseans look to Labor Day and the upcoming autumn and holiday seasons, many are still questioning how the pandemic will affect the various elements of their trip.

In addition to its expert team of travel advisors who are able to help travelers make their travel plans with confidence, AAA has also rolled out a variety of free resources to give travelers some peace-of-mind.

AAA expects the majority of Labor Day travelers to take a road trip

AAA expects the majority of Labor Day travelers to take a road trip

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Tennessee Highway Patrol reminds Drivers to Make Safe Choices during Labor Day Weekend

September 5, 2020

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is reminding all Tennesseans to make safe choices when traveling on Tennessee roadways this Labor Day weekend. The Tennessee Highway Patrol, along with various other agencies, will be patrolling the roads to ensure a safe holiday weekend. THP Labor Day enforcement will began Friday, September 4th, at 6:00pm and end Tuesday, September 8th, at 5:59am.

“With the beautiful weather expected this weekend, we could see more drivers on the road,” said Colonel Dereck R. Stewart. “I have challenged THP Captains to utilize a variety of specialized enforcement strategies, including distracted driving, commercial vehicle safety, move over and seat belt enforcement.  Additionally, our priority is to remove impaired drivers from the roads.”

Arrive at Your Destination Safely this Labor Day Weekend.

Arrive at Your Destination Safely this Labor Day Weekend.

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AAA says Visual, Mental Distractions Behind the Wheel Are Real, Potentially Dangerous

July 20, 2020

AAATampa, FL – Visual and mental attention is key to safe driving, yet many in-vehicle technologies can cause drivers to lose sight and focus of the road ahead.

Hands-free, voice-command features and other interactive technologies increasingly common in new vehicles may create visual and mental distractions that unintentionally provide motorists with a false sense of security about their safety behind the wheel. Just because a technology is available in your vehicle, does not mean it is safe to use while driving.

Distracted Driving. (AAA)

Distracted Driving. (AAA)

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New Vehicle Infotainment Systems Create Increased Distractions Behind the Wheel

January 3, 2018

AAAWashington, D.C. – New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers’ eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous periods of time, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Drivers using in-vehicle technologies like voice-based and touch screen features were visually and mentally distracted for more than 40 seconds when completing tasks like programming navigation or sending a text message.

AAA Foundation study reveals in-vehicle technology takes one step forward, two steps back.

AAA Foundation study reveals in-vehicle technology takes one step forward, two steps back.

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TDOT offers Motorists the Chance to Create Messages for Overhead Signs

January 5, 2015

Got Something Clever to Say About Highway Safety?

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – “Eyes on the Road & Head out of Your Apps”, “Buckle Up Y’all, It’s the Law”, and “Ho Ho Hold Your Calls”. Those are just a few of the overhead sign messages that have caught the attention of Tennessee motorists recently. Think you can come up with one better?

For the first time, TDOT will offer drivers the chance to craft their own highway safety messages.

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