AAA Offers New Membership Benefit: Bicycle Roadside Service

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Aurora, Ill., May 1, 2017 - May is National Bicycle Safety Month and AAA-The Auto Club Group is pleased to announce that free bicycle service is now included with all membership levels.  This innovative service will provide an additional level of safety for motorists and bicyclists. AAA Service Technicians will be able to assist members who they can safely reach from an accessible road or parking lot. The member’s bicycle will be secured to the service vehicle, and transported to any point of safety within the member’s coverage: Classic (up to 5-miles), Plus (up to 100-miles), Premier (1 tow up to 200-miles). 

“Providing this service continues to demonstrate our commitment to meet the needs of our members,” said Alicia Lyles, Field Vice President – Midwest, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “Whether riding for sport, recreation, or exercise, it’s important for cyclists to know bicycles are considered vehicles. Following the rules of the road can save lives.”

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bicycle fatalities in the United States have increased by 12 percent from 2014 to 2015. “Traveling on the road requires care and courtesy- whether you are operating a car or a bicycle,” said Beth Mosher, Director of Public Affairs for AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Remember, we all have places to go. Let’s share the road so we can all get there safely.” With an increased number of bike riders sharing the road, AAA offers the following guidance to bicyclists and motorists:

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Safety Tips for Motorists

 
To learn how you can share the road, visit AAA’s updated website for bicycle safety videos and other resources, ShareTheRoad.AAA.com.  AAA membership includes 24/7 roadside assistance that follows the member in any car, as a driver or passenger. And now on a bike too! For details on AAA’s bicycle transportation service, please visit AAA.com/Bicycle. For information on becoming a member, please visit www.AAA.com.
 
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