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(A multiple-vehicle pileup in foul weather on the Blue Route on January 18, 2015, took two lives.  Photo by Steve Patterson)

Be Wary of Coming Winter Weather Across Delaware Valley, Driving Expert Warns

Jim Lardear, with AAA Midatlantic, says it’s necessary to change the way you drive in severe weather. Snow is expected Friday night and Sunday night.

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Sleep Expert Compares ‘Spring Forward’ Effects To Jet Lag

There’s no doubt that many of us are still walking around sluggishly as a result of moving our clocks ahead an hour this weekend. Experts say it’s not something to take lightly.


(The Philadelphia winners of AAA's top "five diamond" rating for 2014 were announced at a luncheon at the Rittenhouse Hotel.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Two Philadelphia Hotels Retain Top Rating in AAA Annual Survey

Only three establishments in the Philadelphia area were awarded AAA’s “five diamonds” for 2014: the Four Seasons, the Rittenhouse Hotel, and the Fountain Restaurant at the Four Seasons.


(One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash last May at US 130 and Rt. 33 in East Windsor Township, NJ.  Credit: Chopper 3 HD)

Traffic Fatalities Decline in 2013 in NJ, Pa. From Previous Year

New Jersey State Police say that traffic deaths were lower in 2013, especially in South Jersey counties, than they were in 2012.


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As Delaware Valley Temperatures Plummet, Calls For Driver Assistance Skyrocket

One of the worst sounds on a workday is that slow cranking when the car won’t start.


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Expert Advises Preparing Your Car For The Coming Cold Snap

“At zero degrees, a car’s battery loses about 60 percent of its strength,” notes an AAA Midatlantic spokeswoman.


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Area Agencies Highlight Traffic Accident Hotspots For Older Drivers

To mark what is called Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, area agencies are putting out their lists of some of the more dangerous roads for those age 65 and older.


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AAA Predicts Travel Decline This Thanksgiving Season; US Economy Cited

A new travel survey released by AAA suggests that the fragile economy may be keeping some people closer to home.


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Experts See Delaware Valley Fuel Prices Headed Into $4 Range

The average fuel price in Philadelphia has reached $3.70 a gallon as the result of a 17-cent spike over the last week.


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New Jersey Law Toughens Penalties For Texting, Talking While Driving

New Jersey is stiffening the penalties for motorists who use handheld cellphones to talk or text.


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Survey: Area Holiday Traffic Will Be Huge, But Spread Out, This Year

Jenny Robinson of AAA Mid-Atlantic says that despite gasoline prices that are 15 cents higher per gallon than a year ago, quite a few people plan to leave town for the holidays.


(A traffic signal on Business Route 1, in Pendel, Pa., was without power and dark on Tuesday.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Area Traffic Light Outages Create Ongoing Hazard For Motorists

Power outages knock out traffic signals, and that’s not a good thing.


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AAA Offers Senior Driver Training Course Online

Since the online Senior Driver course is approved by PennDOT, those who’ve completed it may qualify for insurance discounts.



Deadliest Day For Teenage Drivers Just Around The Corner

A survey of crash data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds July 4th is the deadliest day for teens to be out on the roads.


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As Mercury Climbs, Some Steps To Keep Your Car Running Smoothly

With the temperature expected to top out at a humid 90 degrees today, AAA MidAtlantic reminds you to make sure your car is ready for summer driving.