AAA: Salt and Chemical De-Icers Cost Drivers $3 Billion Annually

PORTLAND, Ore., – Millions of U.S. drivers will face spendy vehicle repair bills from rust damage caused by chemicals and salt used to de-ice roadways. According to a new AAA survey, U.S. drivers paid an estimated $15.4 billion in rust repairs caused by de-icing methods over the last five years, or about $3 billion a …

AAA: National Parks Attract the Most Visitors in a Year

National Park Service Celebrates its Centennial in August PORTLAND, Ore., – The most Americans in recent years are heading to national parks in recognition of the U.S. National Park Service’s 100th anniversary on Aug. 25. Visitation to the national parks reached an all-time high in 2015, with more than 307 million visitors, according to the …

AAA Reveals Top Driving Distractions for Teens as “100 Deadliest Days” Begin

AAA Foundation Research finds 60 percent of Teen Crashes involve Distraction PORTLAND, Ore., – Over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day when teen crash deaths historically climb. As the summer driving season …

Three-Quarters of Americans “Afraid” to Ride in a Self-Driving Vehicle

  But AAA survey reveals experience with vehicle technology builds trust PORTLAND, Ore., – Three out of four U.S. drivers report feeling “afraid” to ride in a self-driving car, according to a new survey from AAA. With today’s heightened focus on autonomous vehicles, this fear poses a potential concern to the automotive industry as consumers …