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AAA Oklahoma

AAA Oklahoma, the Oklahoma affiliate of AAA, was founded in 1920 with 289 members and has grown to more than 393,000 members statewide. The club's 250+ employees operate 11 full service and 41 insurance and membership offices throughout Oklahoma ... and more are planned! While continuing to provide many of the traditional products and services that have made AAA one of the most recognized and respected names in the world, AAA Oklahoma is bringing forth new innovative services that allow us to create excellent experiences and inspire our members and employees to build strong lasting relationships.

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Safe driving during the deadliest season on the road

Increased travel, holiday stress, and impaired driving make the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s especially dangerous on the road. Add Oklahoma’s erratic winter weather to the mix and you have a recipe for disaster. “The holidays are hectic, and it’s tempting to dash through the snow,...
Winter weather Michaela Marx Wheatley Dec 12, 2017

Home hacks to weather winter storms

You never know what you get when it comes to winters in Oklahoma. But once an ice or snow storm strikes, Oklahomans know it can do some serious damage.   “It’s never too early to start preparing for winter weather,” said Russ Iden, Vice President of Insurance for AAA Oklahoma. “Implement a...
Home and garden Michaela Marx Wheatley Nov 6, 2017

Don’t let Halloween become a Nightmare on Your Street

  Not skeletons or ghastly ghouls - not even creepy clowns in sewers - are the scariest part of Halloween. Tricksters roaming the streets in search of mischief may cause their own brand of nightmares for homeowners.  “Property vandalism and injuries spike on Halloween,” said Russ Iden,...
Halloween Michaela Marx Wheatley Oct 30, 2017

How to burglar proof your home

With more than 1.5 million home burglaries every year, it makes sense to take a few steps to burglarproof your home. According to a survey done by the Department of Justice, approximately another 1.5 million burglaries go unreported every year. That’s one burglary per 50 properties, one...
Crime Michaela Marx Wheatley Oct 9, 2017

Be prepared; don’t drive impaired

Impaired driving is a continuing problem on Oklahoma’s roads, and the chance of being involved in an alcohol or drug-related crash increases during holidays, such as the upcoming Labor Day weekend. The most recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Roadside Survey found that 22...
Brandinsight Michaela Marx Wheatley Aug 28, 2017

Back-to-School: Get an A+ in back-to-school traffic safety

School is back in session at most Oklahoma school districts – and that means school children are back on the road as well. Unfortunately, this time of year also means an increase in car, bicycle and pedestrian crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, children...
Education Michaela Marx Wheatley Aug 21, 2017

Defend your home from wildfire

It’s been a rough year with wildfires in Oklahoma. In March, Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency following wildfires that burned an estimated 100,000 acres in Woodward, Harper and Beaver counties in northwest Oklahoma. The fires charred hundreds of square miles in four states killing...
Public safety Michaela Marx Wheatley Jul 31, 2017

Backyard hazards: Keeping yard work safe

Although the hidden perils of yard work probably aren’t a reason to avoid sprucing up the backyard for summer barbeques and get-togethers, some gardening and DIY projects can be risky business. “A little yard work hasn’t hurt anybody, right? Not necessarily true,” said Russ Iden, Vice President...
Garden Michaela Marx Wheatley Jul 17, 2017

Keeping your home safe while on vacation

Sadly, summer is prime time for home burglaries. According to the Insurance Information Institute, July and August have the highest rates of residential burglaries. On average, household burglary rates were approximately 11 percent lower in winter, 9 percent lower in spring, and about 6 percent...
Travel Michaela Marx Wheatley Jun 12, 2017

Hosting Parties: Protect your guests and yourself

Whether you’re hosting a small get-together or throwing a big bash, it’s important to protect yourself and your guests. “Memorial Day kicks off the season of summer parties and barbeques. People invite their friends and family over for afternoons of swimming, eating, and drinking. While these...
Parties Michaela Marx Wheatley May 26, 2017

Prevent Drowning: Keep swimmers of all ages safe this summer

One of the best parts of Oklahoma summers is a prolonged swim season. Yet more than 3,200 people drown each year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. Drowning is also one of the leading causes of unintentional death in children between the ages of 1 and 9. Many of these...
Health Michaela Marx Wheatley May 23, 2017

Flooding in Oklahoma: What to do to be ready

Floods are the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters in the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average flood claim is more than $45,000, but many homeowners do not realize they could be at risk. As we head into the...
Weather Michaela Marx Wheatley May 11, 2017