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The AAA’s annual back-to-school campaign reminding motorists to drive carefully around schools and school buses kicked off Tuesday in Buffalo.

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Monday's arrival of Memorial Day brought with it the unofficial start to the summer season. But to the AAA of Western and Central New York, it also means the start of a season they call the 100 Deadliest Days.

Thomas O'Neil-White

What do you do when you are driving and you see flashing lights on the side of the road? Slow Down? Move Over? You should. It's the law.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a law that would require passengers in the back seat of a motor vehicle to wear a seatbelt no matter their age. It would be included in the upcoming state budget. WBFO’s Nick Lippa gathered the thoughts of some local transportation safety advocates.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows nearly 83 percent of older drivers never speak to family or a physician about their safe driving ability.


Backseat passengers should be forced to wear seatbelts, according to the nation’s largest automobile organization.

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Whether it be by plane, train or automobile, Americans are expected to travel this holiday season at an all-time high.

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The AAA estimates 35 million people will take car trips throughout the United States this Labor Day holiday weekend, including thousands of Western New Yorkers. The Erie County Sheriff, meanwhile, is detailing how his deputies will help look for drunk, impaired and distracted drivers.


Perhaps it’s time to take a vacation. Not only because today is the official start of summer, but because most American workers likely still have unused vacation days.

AAA of Western & Central New York

If you’re planning to embark on a road trip this summer, be prepared to pay more at the pump.

AAA of Western & Central New York

Motorists across the nation have been shelling out $3 billion annually in recent years to repair rust-related damage to their vehicles, according to a new survey released by AAA.