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As winter driving conditions worsen, senior drivers must take extra precautions on the road

Ice and snow can make maneuvering winter roadways difficult for motorists of any age, but changing weather conditions can be especially challenging for senior drivers. “AAA is taking the opportunity to remind senior motorists about extra precautions they can take to stay safe on the roadways this winter,” said Lori Weaver Hawkins, manager, public and government affairs, AAA Blue Grass. “It’s...

Some reminders from AAA about how to deal with colder weather, snow on the road — be prepared

With the first snow of the season, AAA is providing a refresher on driving during snowy and icy conditions and winter car care prep. Cold temperatures wreak havoc on car batteries and tires, and snow causes treacherous driving conditions.  As a result, AAA is gearing up for winter emergency roadside assistance calls.  AAA’s fleet of tow trucks, battery trucks and light service vehicles are...

Keven Moore: With a little practice, rear wheel drive cars can perform well in slippery winter conditions

It took a while for winter to arrive this year but once it got here it didn’t take long to remind us of just how slippery some of our vehicles drive in the snow or ice as we found ourselves sliding around town last week. Most of us should not be surprised that different types of automobiles handle and perform differently in winter conditions. Whether you drive a car, truck, van or SUV, the characteristics...