AAA: Thanksgiving Travel Rebounds to near Pre-Pandemic Levels

Updated November 24, 2021 PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA projects 53.4 million Americans (16.2% of the population) will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020. This brings travel within 5% of pre-pandemic levels in 2019, and this is the highest single-year increase in Thanksgiving travel since 2005. About 746,000 Oregonians will head over the …

Dangerous Driving Habits Put Everyone at Risk

BOISE – According to new AAA research, many Americans have expressed a greater willingness to drive safely.  But for some, there’s a major disparity between what they say is important and how they behave behind the wheel. COVID-19 brought travel restrictions and the cancellation of many large-group gatherings, but the resulting drop in vehicle miles …

Don’t Drive Like a Zombie – Watch for Trick-or-treaters

BOISE – Halloween is one of the deadliest days of the year, with children twice as likely to be killed by a car on Halloween night as on any other night.  With more trick-or-treaters expected to participate this year, AAA reminds drivers and parents to exercise caution. “A lot of people skipped trick-or-treating and Halloween …

AAA: Rain hampers Vehicle ADAS

PORTLAND, Ore., – New research from AAA finds that rain diminishes the performance of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). These include vehicle technologies such as automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance. During closed course testing, AAA simulated rainfall and found that test vehicles equipped with automatic emergency braking traveling at 35 mph collided with …