AAA has tips for motorists to drive safe approaching the holiday weekend

MARYLAND – Memorial day weekend is slowly approaching and Triple A officials want you to be safe before enjoying your festivities.

47 ABC spoke with Ragina Ali, the Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic who tells us that more than 730,000 Marylander’s are expected to be on the roadways driving to their destinations. Of that, the organization expects 7,000 members to require roadside assistance. On a national level, the organization is also expecting more than 388,000 members to need assistance.

She says that most calls are for flat tires and dead batteries for this time of year. Ali says the businesses road crews will be out to help motorists with any car issues. She shared some tips with 47 ABC:

“So we’re really encouraging those motorists before they take to the roads this holiday weekend to make sure they have good tire tread, good tire depth, goo tire pressure, to check their batteries,” Ali says.

AAA is offering free vehicle inspections at their car care centers, and throughout the state the organization has approved AAA repair shops. She also says make sure you are obeying the speed limits throughout the holiday weekend, watch out for traffic, and be a responsible driver. Ali tells 47 ABC that motorists should honor the slow down, move over law. Meaning when you see an emergency vehicle or tow truck slow down and move over if possible.

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