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More travelers expected to hit the road this Labor Day weekend

The number of vacationers expected to travel this Labor Day weekend is expected to be up a 2.6 percent increase over last year and the biggest number of Labor Day travelers since the start of the recession four years ago.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 04:39am EDT

Tags: Labor Day, AAA Mid-Atlantic, travel, vacation, holiday traffic, paula wolfson

AAA: DDOT got 175K broken meter reports last year

AAA Mid-Atlantic says drivers made more than 175,000 calls to the D.C. Department of Transportation last year to report broken parking meters.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 06:44pm EDT

Tags: parking meters, DDOT, AAA Mid-Atlantic

Watch the roads: August is the deadliest driving month

When you think of the deadliest month to drive, the height of summer travel probably doesn't come to mind. But if you're planning a road trip soon during the dog days of summer, plan to use extra caution out on the road.

Saturday - 08/03/2013, 05:37am EDT

Tags: AAA Mid-Atlantic, Kathy Stewart, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, The American Safety Council

AAA calls for probe after Bay Bridge crash

The auto club is asking the National Transportation Safety Board to step in and inspect the Bay Bridge's barrier railing system.

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 02:55pm EDT

Tags: Nick Iannelli, Bay Bridge, AAA Mid-Atlantic, NTSB, Lon Anderson, Chesapeake Bay Bridge

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How to escape a submerged vehicle

Morgan Lake she didn't want to drown and was able to swim out the window of her car after it plunged into the Chesapeake Bay last Friday night. So what would you do if your car was suddenly in the water, sinking? We've got expert tips to help you survive a watery crash.

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 02:36pm EDT

Tags: traffic safety, Bay Bridge, survival tips, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Kristi King, crash

Preparing cars to withstand hot weather

Hot weather can take a toll on cars. AAA Mid-Atlantic offers tips to prepare cars to withstand high temperatures and extreme heat.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 09:22am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, AAA Mid-Atlantic, heat wave, Lon Anderson

Gas prices rise sharply in the D.C. metro region

Gas prices spiked last week, and the reasons are more complicated than usual.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 05:22am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, gas prices, AAA Mid-Atlantic

Less traffic, Metro riders expected with federal furloughs

Commuting this week may seem more like the dog days of August when everybody is out of town on vacation.

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 05:44am EDT

Tags: Metro, traffic, AAA Mid-Atlantic, sequestration, furloughs, federal workers, Hank Silverberg

D.C. expects drop in speed camera revenue

D.C. officials are expecting to see less revenue from the city's speed camera program in the near future.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 09:06am EDT

Tags: speed cameras, NBC Washington, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Lon Anderson, Vincent Gray

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