Potentially Impairing Medications Can Lead to Dangerous Driving

BOISE – Most drivers would never get behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol and other drugs, but they may not realize that using prescription and over-the-counter medications can be just as dangerous. According to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly half of all licensed drivers used one or more potentially …

AAA: Drivers Change Habits to Counter High Gas Prices

PORTLAND, Ore., – A new survey from AAA shows that drivers are making significant changes to cope with high pump prices. Almost two-thirds (64%) of U.S. adults have changed their driving habits or lifestyle since March, with 23% making “major changes.” Drivers’ top three changes to offset high gas prices are driving less, combining errands, …

AAA: Many Drivers Hit the Road after taking Potentially Impairing Prescription Meds

PORTLAND, Ore., – A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that half of drivers surveyed say they used one or more potentially impairing medications in the past 30 days. Many who took medications to treat depression, pain, or sleep issues were not warned by their healthcare provider regarding the possible dangerous …

AAA Research: 25% of Americans say They’d Buy an EV for their Next Auto Purchase

PORTLAND, Ore., – New research from AAA finds that one-quarter of Americans say they would be likely to buy an electric vehicle (powered exclusively by electricity, not a hybrid or plug-in hybrid) for their next auto purchase, with Millennials and Gen Z leading the way. The number one reason is to save money on fuel …