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Heat can be deadly to children left in hot cars

Some simple behavior changes can ensure a child is never left in the heat.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 10:11am EDT

Tags: john townsend

Bump-and-grab scam resurfaces with a dangerous twist

Most drivers' first reaction when their car is bumped from behind is to get out and check the damage -- but now people are getting robbed in a way that bears striking resemblance to an old insurance fraud scam.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 11:34am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, insurance scam, Montgomery County Police

Driving with pets is still legal, but is it safe?

The image of a dog hanging its head out of a moving car is as American as apple pie. But some states are reconsidering animal safety and banning pets from riding unrestrained.

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 10:08am EDT

Tags: Pets, james malone, distracted driving,

D.C. wants to use traffic cameras, booze sales to close budget gap

The proposed budget for D.C.'s fiscal year 2013 would use money generated by more traffic cameras and additional hours of alcohol sales to close a $172 million gap.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 06:52am EDT

Tags: dick uliano, traffic cameras, alcohol sales, budget gap

Senior drivers some of the safest on the road

Many would not name seniors as the best drivers, but according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, seniors over 75 years old are some of the safest on the road.

Monday - 03/12/2012, 09:34am EDT

Tags: IIHS, older drivers, drivers, AARP, accidents

Bragging rights for high-rated hotels and restaurants

More than two dozen hotels and restaurants in the area have new bragging rights. They've received AAA Five Diamond or Four Diamond rankings.

Saturday - 02/18/2012, 06:49am EST

Tags: restaurants, Paula Wolfson

The do's and don'ts of de-icing your windshield

Few people enjoy scraping their windshields on cold winter mornings. Despite the burden, there is a right way and a wrong way to complete the task.

Saturday - 01/21/2012, 10:02am EST

Tags: weather, snow

AAA: D.C. area car owners hold on to their rides longer

Every car owner has debated whether they should sink more money into a clunker or spring for a new model. The current economy seems to be making that decision a little easier.

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 12:52pm EST

Tags: AAA Mid-Atlantic, john townsend, new car, used car, clunker

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