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AAA: Over 800,000 Marylanders expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—AAA expects a significant rebound in travel this summer, as evidenced by the results of an exclusive survey of Marylanders that reveals 63% of respondents are considering or planning to take a trip this summer, and AAA Travel is already seeing an increase in bookings that reflects the renewed enthusiasm. “Optimism coinciding with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and growing …


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AAA, NTSB: Fatal wrong-way crashes on the rise

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Fatal wrong-way driving crashes on our nation’s highways are a persistent and devastating threat that is only getting worse. According to the latest data analysis from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 2,008 deaths from wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018, an average of approximately 500 deaths a year.  That is up 34% …


AAA: COVID-19 expected to influence Maryland holiday travel

TOWSON, MD—AAA Travel expects the vast majority of Americans, including Marylanders, to stay home this holiday season, with COVID-19 considered to be a key factor in the decision-making of many who are opting not to travel. Public health concerns and travel guidance are influencing their decisions not to travel over the year-end holidays, a period that typically sees high demand …

Labor Day gas prices lowest in four year, fueling end-of-summer road trips

TOWSON, MD—As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, travelers are taking to the roadways rather than flying or using other modes of transportation, according to AAA – but they aren’t opting for the usual tourist spots, as concerns over the coronavirus continue to shape travel plans. Lower gas prices are also helping to fuel the demand for family road trips, …

AAA: COVID-19 restrictions ease as ‘100 deadliest days’ begin for nation’s teen drivers

TOWSON, MD—As motorists return to the road during eased travel restrictions, so begins the season when teen drivers are most at risk, according to AAA. The combination of schools closed, activities curtailed, summer jobs canceled, and COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, could prove deadly as teens take to the road this summer. AAA recommends that now is a good time for …

Gas prices fall to four-year lows

TOWSON, MD—The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline dropped below $2 per gallon on Tuesday for the first time in four years. Tuesday’s national gas price average stands at $1.99. In Maryland, the average is $2.02, down more than 63 cents since last year. AAA expects gas prices to push cheaper, with the national price average hitting $1.75 …

AAA: More than 55 million travelers taking to the roads and skies this Thanksgiving

TOWSON, MD—More than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving. This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, trailing only the record set in 2005. Overall, an additional 1.6 million people will travel compared with last …

AAA: Red light running deaths hit 10-year high

TOWSON, MD –– More than two people are killed every day on U.S. roads by impatient and reckless drivers blowing through red lights, according to data analysis performed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The most recent crash data available shows 939 people were killed in red light running crashes in 2017 – representing a 10-year high and a …