The most dangerous mistake a person can make is to stand near their car as they await help, according to John Townsend with AAA Mid-Atlantic.
AAA Mid-Atlantic forecasts that 1.3 million people living in and around the D.C. region this year will be traveling. That’s the most since 2005. And it means travel times could be four times longer over the holiday week. Here’s what you need to know before hitting the road.
Find out how people in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. were killed when a teen was behind the wheel.
Ninety-nine people died in traffic-related crashes in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and 35 lost their lives in Fairfax County, Virginia, in 2017. The numbers mark a sharp upswing from 2016, despite both counties’ efforts to eliminate roadway fatalities.
“The number of people getting tickets in the city is exploding. It has increased four-fold since 2007,” said AAA Mid-Atlantic’s John Townsend.
D.C. is on pace to see its highest number of carjackings this decade.
According to Maryland State Police statistics, 15 people were killed during violent vehicle thefts from 2012 to 2016. AAA offers tips to protect yourself.
Memorial Day marks the start of yearly summer driving season, and so far, travelers don’t seem fazed by higher prices at the pump.
While it didn’t seem like we had much of a spring in the Washington area, summer’s unofficial start — Memorial Day — looks like it’s going to see some serious rubber-meets-road action. Which means delays, delays and … more delays.
Kaya Windpainter, a student at Blacksburg High School, received a $1,000 prize from the American Automobile Association for her license plate design highlighting distracted driving.
D.C.’s Pineapple and Pearls is one of eight restaurants in the U.S, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean to join AAA’s list of Five Diamond restaurants for 2018.
Both Maryland and Virginia have seen an increase in fatal traffic incidents but the types of roads they happen on differ in each state.
“Everything will be jammed,” said AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman John Townsend. “Expect absolute gridlock.”
A study from AAA of data on fatal crashes finds that drivers worry most about being killed by another motorist, but the most lethal accidents are solo crashes.
One area insurer reports the average loss in a house break-in is $2,316. There are several easy precautions that homeowners and renters can take to keep their valuables safe.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.