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 …

AAA: Independence Day Car Travel to Set New Record Despite Soaring Gas Prices

Updated 7/4/2022 PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA says the travel volume for the 4th of July holiday is just shy of 2019 with 47.9 million Americans (14.5% of the population) including 549,000 Oregonians taking a trip. This is up 3.7% over 2021, bringing travel volumes almost to pre-pandemic levels. The biggest surprise is car travel will …

More than 285,000 Idahoans to Travel for 4th of July Despite Skyrocketing Gas Prices

BOISE – Boom.  According to AAA, the Fourth of July holiday will go out with a bang this year, as nearly 48 million Americans, including 285,000 Idahoans, take a trip to see family and fireworks over the long weekend.  That’s more than 14% of the population. AAA projects a nearly 4% increase in travel, or …