AAA: When Temperatures Drop, Electric Vehicle Range Follows

In 20-degree weather, driving range can plummet by 41 percent from running HVAC BOISE – (February 7, 2019) – Battery electric vehicles (BEV) are environmentally friendly, cut down on long-term ownership costs, and offer smoother acceleration. But the extreme temperatures found in places like Idaho could require BEV owners to plan ahead in order to …

What’s in a Name? Confusion, if You’re a New Car Owner

Advanced vehicle safety features are marketed under 20 unique names – or more BOISE – (January 29, 2019) – As they become more commonplace, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), with features like automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance, can reduce crashes and save lives. But some vehicle owners may not know what to expect …

129K Trucks are Headed for Main Street – It’s Time to Draw the Line

BOISE – (January 14, 2019) – In 2013, Senate Bill 1117 was signed into law, paving the way for 129,000 lb. (also known as 129K) trucks to roll down Idaho highways. The trucking industry hailed the move as a way to promote efficiency and improve safety, even as safety organizations like AAA Idaho voiced concerns …

Lowest Fuel Demand in Two Years Keeps Prices Down – For Now

Record domestic crude oil production and low gas demand trigger New Year savings BOISE – (January 7, 2019) – It was a rollercoaster ride for gas prices in 2018, with prices tumbling, both nationwide and in Idaho, for the last quarter of the year. There’s more good news – the trend of seasonal savings continues …

AAA, ITD Help Drivers Get “Idaho Ready”

New safety campaign kicks off with a winter vehicle prep reminder before holiday travel BOISE – (December 20, 2018) – Just in time for a record-breaking holiday travel crowd of 112 million Americans (among them 567,000 Idahoans), AAA and the Idaho Transportation Department have launched a new safety campaign – “Idaho Ready.” The campaign’s purpose …

AAA: Some Medications Unsafe for Senior Drivers

One in five mature motorists takes potentially inappropriate medications BOISE – (November 28, 2018) – According to AAA’s new research on aging drivers, one in five uses at least one potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) – a drug or compound that could be excessively harmful, ineffective, or both. That’s a serious concern, AAA says, because the …

Autonomous Technology Not Ready to Take Over – Yet

AAA’s vehicle testing and research show driver expectations don’t match up with reality BOISE – (November 15, 2018) – While early developments are encouraging, autonomous vehicle technology will need to be aided by human hands for the foreseeable future, based on AAA’s latest research. During closed-course testing, vehicles with Level 2 technology (the most advanced …