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Back to School
1:10 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Campaign aims to reduce traffic accidents involving school kids

Mark Heyne WVXU News

With kids starting to head back to school, AAA, local school officials and police are launching the School's Open - Drive Carefully campaign.  The kickoff was held Thursday at Mariemont Elementary School.  District superintendent Steven Estepp said this back-to-school time of year presents a great opportunity to remind people to be mindful and vigilant while driving near school buildings.

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Hot weather
3:47 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Hot days are here again

More than 500 people visit the pool at Dunham Recreation Center daily.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

After a slow start, summer in Southwest Ohio is starting to feel more normal... and by normal we mean HOT.

Heat advisories and watches are in effect for Wednesday and Thursday.

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Holiday travel
4:09 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Ohioans expected to hit the roads in big numbers during holiday week

Pack the sunscreen, Ohioans are heading to the beach this week.
Credit Holly Yurchison

If you're among the 1.7 million Ohioans AAA says are taking a vacation this Independence Day holiday, you're in good, but likely crowded, company. The auto club estimates 1.4 million Ohioans will drive more than 50 miles from home between Wednesday, July 3 and Sunday, July 7.

Where are we going?

Pack your patience, a majority of the top destinations listed by AAA are along the I-75 corridor.

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Transportation
6:04 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Hands-free technology doesn't make driving safer, study finds

Hands-free is not risk free. That's the message from AAA.

The auto club is releasing what it calls a groundbreaking study on distracted driving. AAA along with the University of Utah found voice-activated, hands-free technologies on cell phones and in cars pose the greatest risks for distracted driving accidents.

“The risk is extensive,” says AAA spokesperson Cheryl Parker. “If you have these voice activated, in-car technologies, don’t use them unless you’re safely parked.”

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Memorial Day Travel
12:28 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Fewer of us traveling this holiday weekend, but not by much

Fort Washington Way in Cincinnati
Mark Heyne WVXU News

AAA is projecting a slight decline in Memorial Day travel.  The automobile association says 34.8 million people will be traveling more than 50 miles from home Thursday through Monday.  Last year it was 35.1 million.   The automobile association estimates 1,312, 559 Ohioans plan to travel for the holiday, also a slight decline from last year. 

The economy's been doing better, but....

Cheryl Parker with AAA in Cincinnati said one reason for the decrease is the impact of the  federal government's budget sequester is starting to be felt. 

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