Watch For Pedestrians in Unexpected Places During the Pandemic

BOISE – During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Idahoans have adjusted their normal routines to spend more time working and studying from home.  While that’s led to reduced traffic congestion in some areas, it could also put more pedestrians at risk, as walkers, joggers and runners increasingly find themselves sharing neighborhood streets with cars throughout the …

Don’t Drive Intoxicated, Don’t Drive Intexticated

BOISE – AAA is asking drivers to consider the use of cell phones and other mobile devices to be just as dangerous as drinking alcohol and getting behind the wheel.  AAA’s “Don’t Drive Intoxicated, Don’t Drive Intexticated” safety campaign kicks off Distracted Driving Awareness Month, moved from April to October due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  …

Active Driving Assistance Technology Isn’t Ready to Take the Wheel

BOISE – Active driving assistance technology combines adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistance to help drivers maintain their lane position and a safe following distance, but AAA’s new research shows that vehicles with these systems need considerable improvement before they can take the place of an engaged human driver. During 4,000 miles of testing …

AAA: Active Driving Assistance Systems don’t Actually Provide much Assistance to Drivers

New research finds 73% of performance issues are related to lane centering PORTLAND, Ore., – Many new vehicles come equipped with active driving assistance systems that can steer the vehicle, control the speed, apply the brakes and keep the vehicle in its lane. New research from AAA finds that these systems don’t work well consistently. …