AAA: 39 Million Americans including 530,000 Oregonians to Travel for Memorial Day

PORTLAND, Ore., – The unofficial start to summer will be a busy one this year as AAA predicts 39.2 million people (11.8% of the population) will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend. This is an increase of 8.3% over 2021, bringing travel volumes almost in line with those in 2017. In …

Drivers Want Better Tech, but aren’t Ready for Self-Driving Cars

BOISE – According to new research by AAA, 77% of drivers say they want automakers to focus on improving current driver assistance systems over producing self-driving cars.  And with good reason – during AAA testing, three vehicles with Level 2 partial automation failed to consistently avoid collisions with oncoming vehicles and bicyclists that crossed their …

AAA: Consumers Skeptical about Automated Vehicles

PORTLAND, Ore., – New research from AAA shows drivers overwhelmingly want automakers to improve the performance of existing driver assistance technologies rather than develop self-driving cars. And this view is backed by another round of AAA testing that shows these technologies don’t work consistently and can result in crashes with other vehicles and bicyclists. Here …

AAA Car Guide Gives Top Marks to Fuel-Efficient, High-Tech Vehicles

BOISE – In response to feedback from new vehicle shoppers, the 2022 AAA Car Guide recognizes vehicles that offer outstanding fuel efficiency and an impressive array of driver assistance technology without sacrificing ride comfort, safety, and quality. This year’s overall winner was the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium AWD electric vehicle.  Idaho drivers who are …

Safe Use of New Vehicle Tech Takes Training, Not Trial and Error

BOISE – As driving assistance technology becomes more widely available in new vehicles, AAA warns that knowledge gaps can lead to dangerous assumptions about how the system will perform.  According to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers who received a brief, but comprehensive training session significantly outperformed those were left to …

“Intexticated Driving” is Dangerous Driving

BOISE – April is Distracted Driving Awareness month, and AAA is reminding drivers to keep their focus on the road through its annual safety campaign, “Don’t Drive Intoxicated, Don’t Drive Intexticated.”  Most people would never drink and drive, but they may not realize that distracted driving can have the same deadly consequences. According to the …