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AA Club Driving School
7825 Midlothian tpke. Ste. 200
North Chesterfield, Va. 23235
Holiday Road-Trip Survival Tips
Are you and your family planning to drive to a holiday get-together this year? Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s cottage or a favorite vacation spot to celebrate holidays with family or friends, AAA has simple tips to help make your drive a smooth one, so you can arrive at your destination safely and without incident.
With a little prep, you can leave the road-trip stress at home and enjoy your holiday with family and friends.
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AA Club Driving School- March 8th is $45 with coupon
Driving in inclement weather requires proper vehicle maintenance, pre-trip planning, specific driving skills and the correct driving attitude. The Mid-Atlantic Foundation For Safety and Education's Winter Driving program offers these driving tips:
WINTER SURVIVAL KIT 10-POINT CHECKLIST
Be Mentally Prepared For Inclement Weather:
Visibility Is The Key:
Increase Your Following Distance:
Common Sense Is The Key:
Windshield Wipers And Washers:
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AA Club Driving School Class on Feb. 26th for $45 with coupon
Dmv's Tuesday Trivia: True or False?
Parents can obtain identification cards for their children under age 15 at any Virginia DMV customer service center.
Child ID cards serve as a form of identification for school and sports activities, travel purposes, and in case of medical emergencies. In addition, if the child becomes missing, DMV can retrieve the image from the database and transmit it to law enforcement anywhere in the United States.
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AA Club Driving School - We have classed during the week days.
AAA News Release: 2/9/2014
AAA WEEKEND GAS WATCH: PUMP PRICES REMAIN FLAT, INCREASES ON THE HORIZON
In recent years, pump prices have trended higher to start the year, however cold temperatures across much of the country have led to weak demand and kept prices flat to begin 2014. Pump prices continued to trickle down again this week, albeit slightly. The national average price at the pump dropped to $3.27 per gallon Friday, a penny below week ago prices, yet four cents less than one month ago and 29 cents below the same date last year. The national average has now posted 28 consecutive weekly declines and today’s year-over-year discount is the largest since November. After rising to a recent high of $3.33 on January 3, the national average has now declined for 28 of 35 days. The national average drifted four cents lower last month, compared to a 17-cent increase in January 2012 and 13-cent increase in 2013. This marked the first time prices had declined during the month since 2008.
Crude oil prices, like retail gasoline prices, have been relatively flat to begin the year. This trend continued today as West Texas Intermediate (WTI) settled $1.06 lower at $96.43 per barrel at the close formal trading on the NYMEX. After climbing to a new 2014 high of $98.23 last Thursday, crude oil prices have fallen back to within $1 of where they began the year. Crude oil settled at $99.88 Friday, up 2.5 percent on the week.
In its weekly report, the Energy Information Administration noted that U.S. crude oil stocks saw a slight build of 400,000 barrels to 358.1 million barrels. Imports of crude oil, though, dropped sharply last week to 6.887 million barrels per day (bpd). Twice in January, crude oil imports have been below 7 million bpd. Before this year, it had only happened twice this century, illustrating proof that domestic production is backing out of imports. Gasoline stocks also saw a slightly build of 400,000 to 235 million barrels.
“Recent gas price stability is unfortunately expected to be short-lived as we move into spring refinery maintenance, which typically causes temporary price spikes,” said Martha M. Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “In addition to refinery maintenance, global factors continue to impact pump prices. For example, the U.S. now exports more gasoline, heating oil, and diesel fuel than it imports, mainly because these refined products fetch a higher price on the global market. This keeps supply and prices artificially tight in the U.S.”
The Week Ahead
Despite the quiet start to the year, AAA expects the national average to move higher in the coming weeks and months due to the same seasonal factors that have historically led to rising prices during the first quarter of the year. This includes increased demand; scheduled refinery maintenance, which often begins in February between strong demand periods for winter heating oil and summer gasoline; and the mandated switchover to summer-blend gasoline production in advance of the May 1 deadline. These final two processes can lead to unexpected issues, which can result in even sharper temporary price increases for areas supplied by affected facilities. In 2013, the national average jumped 49 cents from January 1 and peaked at $3.79 on February 27. In 2012, pump prices surged 66 cents from the same date to a peak of $3.94 on April 5. In 2011, prices soared 91 cents to a peak of $3.98 on May 5.
CURRENT AND PAST GAS PRICE AVERAGES
Regular Unleaded Gasoline (*indicates record high)
2/9/14Week AgoYear AgoNational$3.28$3.28$3.58Virginia $3.13$3.15$3.45Charlottesville$3.14$3.15$3.36Norfolk Area$3.15$3.19$3.46Richmond$3.06$3.10$3.44Roanoke$3.10$3.11$3.37
$99.88 per barrel (at Friday’s close)$97.49 per barrel (1/31/14)$95.84 per barrel(2/7/13)
AAA is the most comprehensive resource for gas prices. Unlike the Lundberg Survey of 7,000 gas stations, AAA reports reflect actual prices from credit card transactions at more than 100,000 gas stations in the U.S. AAA has a variety of resources to help motorists save on fuel: · Fuel Price Finder (AAA.com/fuelfinder) locates the lowest fuel price in your area. · Fuel Cost Calculator (FuelCostCalculator.AAA.com) helps budget travel expenses. · TripTik Mobile (AAA.com/mobile) plots fuel prices along your travel route.· AAA's Member Rewards Visa® Credit Card (AAA.com/financial/AAAvisa.htm) accumulates double points on fuel purchases. Next Weekend Gas Watch: Sunday, February 16, 2014 AAA Mid-Atlantic serves nearly 835,000 members in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is the nation’s fifth largest auto club with nearly 4 million members in Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia. It provides a wide range of personal insurance, travel, financial and automotive services through its 50-plus retail branches, regional operations centers, and the Internet. For more information on AAA Mid-Atlantic, please visit our web site at AAA.com/outreach.
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AAA Applauds U.S. DOT Vehicle-To-Vehicle Announcement
February 3, 2014) AAA President and CEO, Bob Darbelnet applauds today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technologies.
“Each year 33,000 Americans are killed and 2.3 million more are injured in motor vehicle crashes on our roadways,” said Darbelnet. “Vehicle technology that has the potential to automatically identify safety risks and provide drivers with real-time crash avoidance warnings can make America’s road network a safer place for its millions of users nationwide. We look forward to continuing to work with U.S. DOT, NHTSA and other stakeholders to ensure that the safety benefits of this technology are fully realized and that consumers remain top-of-mind as cars become increasingly connected.”
As an advocate for vehicle safety for more than a century and in response to rapid advances in connected car technologies, AAA recently introduced its Consumer Rights for Car Data. These principles outline the key tenets of transparency, choice and security that should apply to the information a car generates and guide public and private action in the rapidly evolving connected vehicle space.
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HAVE A GREAT SUPERBOWL WEEKEND!
* Buckle up and be safe
* No drinking and driving/call a friend
* No texting and driving
Please be around for next year, when the
NEW YORK GIANTS do it again.
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Think You Know All About Distracted Driving? Think Again
WASHINGTON, D.C., (June 12, 2013)–Hands-free technologies might make it easier for motorists to text, talk on the phone, or even use Facebook while they drive, but new findings from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety show dangerous mental distractions exist even when drivers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. The research found that as mental workload and distractions increase reaction time slows, brain function is compromised, drivers scan the road less and miss visual cues, potentially resulting in drivers not seeing items right in front of them including stop signs and pedestrians. This is the most comprehensive study of its kind to look at the mental distraction of drivers and arms AAA with evidence to appeal to the public to not use these voice-to-text features while their vehicle is in motion. With a predicted five-fold increase in infotainment systems in new vehicles by 2018, AAA is calling for action as result of this landmark research. “There is a looming public safety crisis ahead with the future proliferation of these in-vehicle technologies,” said AAA President and CEO Robert L. Darbelnet. “It’s time to consider limiting new and potentially dangerous mental distractions built into cars, particularly with the common public misperception that hands-free means risk-free.” Cognitive distraction expert Dr. David Strayer and his research team at the University of Utah measured brainwaves, eye movement and other metrics to assess what happens to drivers’ mental workload when they attempt to do multiple things at once, building upon decades of research in the aerospace and automotive industries. The research included:
Using established research protocols borrowed from aviation psychology and a variety of performance metrics, drivers engaged in common tasks, from listening to an audio book or talking on the phone to listening and responding to voice-activated emails while behind the wheel.
Researchers used the results to rate the levels of mental distraction drivers experienced while performing each of the tasks. Similar to the Saffir-Simpson scale used for hurricanes, the levels of mental distraction are represented on a scale:
“These findings reinforce previous research that hands-free is not risk-free,” said AAA Foundation President and CEO Peter Kissinger. “Increased mental workload and cognitive distractions can lead to a type of tunnel vision or inattention blindness where motorists don’t see potential hazards right in front of them.”
Based on this research, AAA urges the automotive and electronics industries to join us in exploring:
AAA also is using the findings to promote dialogue with policy makers, safety advocates and industry to ensure that these emerging in-vehicle technologies won’t lead to unintentional compromises in public safety. As part of this effort, AAA has already met with safety advocates and provided copies of the report to CEOs of all major U.S. automakers.
“This study constitutes the most in-depth analysis to date of mental distractions behind the wheel. AAA is hopeful that it will serve as a stepping stone toward working in collaboration with automakers to promote our shared goal of improving safety for all drivers,” said Darbelnet. “Specifically, these increasingly common voice-driven, in-vehicle technologies should be limited to use for just core driving tasks unless the activity results in no significant driver distraction.”
To view the full Cognitive Distraction in the Vehicle report, the AAA Foundation’s Research Compendium on Cognitive Distraction or AAA’s Distracted Driving Fact Sheet, visit NewsRoom.AAA.com. Established by AAA in 1947, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit, publicly-supported charitable educational and research organization. Dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries on our roads, the Foundation’s mission is to prevent crashes and save lives through research and education about traffic safety. The Foundation has funded over 200 research projects designed to discover the causes of traffic crashes, prevent them, and minimize injuries when they do occur. Visit www.aaafoundation.org for more information on this and other research. As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 53 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.
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