AAA is preparing to help stranded holiday motorists
About 39,000 motorists in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio are expected to call AAA for help while traveling during the Christmas and New Years holidays. AAA projects it will replace more than 6,500 dead batteries, change almost 6,000 flat tires, retrieve nearly 4,800 sets of keys and extricate over 2,000 vehicles stuck in snow or mud. AAA expects nearly 16,000 motorists will have to have their vehicles towed during the period. AAA says many breakdowns can be avoided with preventive maintenance.