AAA Carolinas

INTRO – A slight increase is Thanksgiving holiday traffic is expected (next/this) week. George Olsen has more.

Pitt County is ranked number one as the most dangerous county in the state for vehicle accidents.  We pinpoint some reasons Greenville drivers are most at risk.  

INTRO – AAA Carolinas says the state has over 5100 bridges considered substandard. George Olsen has more.

INTRO – If you’re traveling by road this Memorial Day weekend, you’ll probably have more company than last year. George Olsen has more.

Your Easter travel this year will likely be a bit cheaper than last year though far more expensive than any Christmas travel you took. George Olsen has more.

AAA Carolinas is reporting a big spike in gas prices for North Carolina motorists over the past month. George Olsen has more.

INTRO – Seat belt usage declined last year in North Carolina. George Olsen has more.

An analysis by Triple A Carolinas lists Pitt County as the most dangerous county in the state for vehicle collisions for the fifth year running. Last year Pitt County had 4633 traffic crashes which worked out to about 307 crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled… a rate about 50% higher than the state average of just below 205. Pitt County also was listed 2nd only behind Graham County for the rate of injuries sustained in crashes. TripleA Carolinas president and CEO David E. Parsons said consistently high ranking should be a wake-up call for better traffic enforcement or road design.

AAA Carolinas expects about a 2% decline in travel for the July 4th holiday. They’re estimating 988,500 state residents traveling during the five-day holiday period. Most of the decline is attributed to the shorter holiday period… last year the 4th fell on a Wednesday, this year on a Thursday. Some of the blame is also attributed to gas prices which, while mostly flat for the past two months, are 8% higher than a year ago.

AAA Carolinas reports it will cost North Carolinians less to drive this year than last. George Olsen has more.