A new report from a national transportation research nonprofit says half a million vehicles cross "poor/structurally deficient" bridges in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region every day.


Pack the picnic basket and gas up the SUV. The holiday is upon us. The AAA of Western and Central New York projects nearly 43 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Memorial Day weekend, with a record-breaking number taking road trips.

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Students across Western New York are returning to the classroom this week. That means a return to bus pick-ups and drop-offs, an increase in young pedestrians, and an annual message urging motorists to drive carefully.

If your summer plans include a driving vacation, prepare to budget more for gasoline.

American Automobile Association

The American Automobile Association is out with some scary statistics. According to new research, the AAA says more than one hit-and-run crash occurs every minute on U.S. roads, resulting in more than 2,000 deaths in 2016 - the highest number on record and a 60 percent increase since 2009.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Buffalo have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week -- and they are expected to rise higher even before the heavy summer driving season.

Gas prices expected to reach 3-year high this spring

Mar 3, 2018
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Gas prices have dipped lately, but that trend is not expected to continue, according to AAA.

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Single-digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills are keeping crews busy at the AAA of Western and Central New York.

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It has been 10 years since 20-year-old West Seneca native A.J. Larson lost his life in a texting-while-driving accident. In remembrance, the New York State Thruway is displaying a “Don’t Text While Driving. It's the Law.” reminder on digital signs in hopes of saving other lives. 

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Albany wants kids under the age of two facing backwards in their car seats. There is going to be an education program to persuade parents to do that, before a new law takes effect in two years.

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Reflecting a growing trend in the automotive industry, a study conducted by AAA shows one-third of 2017 model year vehicles do not come equipped with a spare tire.

AAA pedaling to the assistance of stranded cyclists

Jul 31, 2017

AAA of Western and Central New York is now servicing two-wheeled transportation.

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The warm-weather months have arrived and many nervous parents are hoping their teenagers will avoid the temptations of distracted driving in what AAA calls the 100 Deadliest Days of the year.


Young millennials are the worst-behaved drivers on the road, according to new data released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Locals leave for D.C. as others boycott inauguration

Jan 18, 2017
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Add local Congresswoman Louise Slaughter to the list of Democrats not attending Friday’s presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump.

New year brings higher gasoline prices

Jan 2, 2017

Gasoline prices are on the rise as we kick off a new year.

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If you plan on traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday, you’ll have plenty of company. This year will mark the eighth consecutive year travel volume is expected to increase.

Ahead of the most common time of the year for fires in the home, a new campaign to promote fire safety has been created. CSAA Insurance Group, AAA of Western New York and the American Red Cross are partnering together to inform people on fire safety.


All gasoline is not created equal, according to a new study by AAA. Researchers say TOP TIER, a brand of detergent-based gasoline designed to improve vehicles’ performance, helps cars run better and more efficiently.

Holiday weekend travel volume to hit 11-year high

May 23, 2016

If you're planning a trip over the long holiday weekend, you're in good company. More than 38 million Americans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day break, the holiday's second-highest travel volume on record.

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Summer vacation is over for thousands of children across the region and the AAA and local law enforcement are reminding motorists that "School's Open, Drive Carefully."

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A number of locations in Western New York are sporting signs advertising gasoline prices lower than $2 per gallon.

The last long holiday weekend of the 2014 summer travel season is underway and the AAA is projecting this Labor Day will be one of the busiest for the holiday in several years.

Motorists urged to be ready for school children

Aug 29, 2014
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Drivers are being reminded that school children across the region will begin a brand new school year next week.

The price of owning a vehicle in the U.S. has decreased

May 12, 2014
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AAA reports that the cost of owning a vehicle is down this year. In the company’s annual ‘Your Driving Costs’ Study: Owning and Operating Your Vehicle Just Got A Little Cheaper the cost of operating an average size sedan is shown to have decreased by 2.7% from 2013.

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The American Automobile Association is projecting that just over 43 million Americans will be traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday, a drop of nearly a million travelers from last year.

The last long weekend of the 2013 summer is upon us and it should be a busy one on highways across the region and the country.