AAA Encourages Drivers To Use Caution After Receiving 900 Calls Statewide In Single Day

Tuesday, October 27th 2020, 6:27 pm
By: Jordan Tidwell

TULSA, Okla. -

AAA received around 900 calls on Monday as Oklahomans traveled through winter weather. 

"900 in one day is a big day, more like 600 or 650 on a typical average day," said Mark Medaja, AAA Oklahoma Spokesperson. 

Madeja said the calls varied from dead batteries to drivers sliding off the road. 

"It's very difficult to tell the difference between ice and rain, what is wet and what's frozen. You've got to slow down, pack your patience," Madeja said. 

Madeja recommends checking your tire pressure before hitting the road. As rain and cold temperatures plan to stick around, he said AAA wants drivers to use caution when on the roads. 

"Out and driving around, we want drivers to be extra cautious, of flooding with the consistency of this rain, how much we got yesterday, how much we are getting today," Medeja said. 

He said when driving, stay focused and be distraction free. When there is ice on the roads or flooding, stay home if possible. 

"During a storm like this, home is the safest place to be," Madeja said. 

He also recommends having your battery checked often. He said they typically last three to five years.