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  • D.C. car thefts are spiking in summer heat

    WASHINGTON — Summer is a hot time for car theft and break-ins. July and August are the top months for these crimes in Washington, D.C., according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.  Since June 1, there have been…

  • What to do and what not to do during a traffic stop

    WASHINGTON — You may not expect to be pulled over, but in D.C., it’s pretty common. Arrests are more frequent for traffic violations than for any other kind of arrest in the District — nearly…

  • AAA leader looks back at 20 years of D.C.-area traffic

    WASHINGTON — There are only a few things that really bring Washingtonians together.  We’ve got our sports teams. Maybe the monuments. And then — overriding all of that — we have traffic. D.C. traffic unites us in a…

  • This small town has the busiest speed cameras in Montgomery County

    WASHINGTON — Olney is a small town, with a population around 31,000,  but it has some of the busiest speed cameras in the area. “It’s a small,  whistle-stop town; it’s not even incorporated, but yet it…

  • Best bets for tackling getaway traffic on Memorial Day

    WASHINGTON — Droves of travelers will be passing through the Washington area this weekend, traditionally the first holiday getaway of the year. As torrents of traffic circulate through the road network, congestion will form and…

  • Bike break down? It may feel unnatural, but call AAA

    The perpetual conflict between AAA Mid-Atlantic and the Washington area’s cycling community is inherent and often unavoidable, as one lobbies for safe, efficient and expanded bicycle infrastructure while the other pushes for safe, efficient and…

  • AAA study details Americans’ driving habits

    WASHINGTON – Do you drive a lot? Do you spend more time behind the wheel than the average person? Now you can find out for sure. A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety…

  • Distraction a factor in 6 in 10 teen driver crashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited…

  • AAA: Md. drivers paying $2.45 per gallon

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying a penny less at the pump when compared with a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon…

  • Potholes pose danger to cars and drivers

    WASHINGTON — Roads and highways throughout the area are riddled with potholes because of repeated road salting and plowing this winter. Emergency roadside calls for flat tires are pouring into AAA and the agency expects…

  • AAA: Gas prices continue to increase toward $2.50 per gallon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — AAA Mid-Atlantic say gasoline prices continue to rise and will likely continue to increase this month. The average price for a gallon of unleaded reached $2.46 in Maryland on Friday. In the…

  • DC metro gas prices up 8 cents from last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are up 8 cents from a week ago. In its weekly report, AAA said Sunday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded…

  • AAA: Md. drivers paying $2.31 per gallon

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying 9 cents more at the pump when compared with a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon…

  • Is it time to shut down Virginia speed-trap towns?

    WASHINGTON — For many people, the only souvenir of time spent in tiny Hopewell, Virginia is a paper speeding ticket. The independent city, with a 2010 population of 22,591 is at the center of AAA’s…

  • What to do if your car breaks down in the cold

    WASHINGTON — On a windy and cold Sunday morning, drivers had extra company on the road: Safety patrols from the Virginia Department of Transportation traveled I-395 looking for motorists who needed help. Before leaving the…