U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Escalate by 53 Percent in Ten Years

BOISE – According to AAA, pedestrian fatalities in the United States skyrocketed from 4,100 in 2009 to nearly 6,300 deaths in 2018, a 53% increase in just ten years.  The disturbing trend follows 30 years of steady decreases and highlights the importance of continued vigilance by all road users. In Idaho, pedestrian fatalities increased by …

AAA: COVID-19 To Put a Freeze on Holiday Travel with a 29 Percent Decrease

BOISE – Many Idahoans are planning on giving their loved ones a virtual hug this holiday season.  AAA projects that holiday travel volumes will drop by at least 29 percent from a year ago as COVID-19 restrictions motivate three-quarters of Americans to celebrate at home.  That means nearly 35 million fewer travelers will hit the …

AAA: Holiday Travel to Drop at least 29 Percent due to Pandemic

Three-quarters of Americans are expected to stay home PORTLAND, Ore., – Most Americans—about 75%—will stay home for the holidays this year. AAA projects a drop of at least 29% in holiday travel due to public health concerns and recommendations not to travel because of the coronavirus pandemic. AAA says as many as 84.5 million Americans …

AAA: Men Really are More Aggressive Behind the Wheel

New research shows differences between men and women drivers PORTLAND, Ore., – Data gathered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirms the perception that men tend to speed, tailgate, merge dangerously, and make rude gestures or honk at other drivers more than women. The survey finds that women also admit to some dangerous driving …