Oregon ranks 29th in the Nation for Most Teen-Involved Fatal Crash Deaths Per Capita

AAA has advice for parents, teens as “100 Deadliest Days” begin PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA finds that the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are when the number of crash fatalities involving teen drivers rise. In Oregon, 72 people died in crashes involving teen drivers in the 10 years from 2010 through 2019. …

Idaho Ranks 23rd in the U.S. for Most Teen-involved Crash Deaths per Capita

BOISE – It’s the “100 Deadliest Days,” the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day when many teens get their first experience driving on their own.  But AAA warns that the learning curve can be steep, and at times, deadly – new teen drivers 16-17 years old are three times more likely to be involved …

U.S. Crash Fatalities Up Eight Percent in 2020, but Idaho Deaths Down Seven Percent

BOISE – 2020 was a bad year, made worse by an increase in the number of fatal crashes on American roads.  Fortunately, AAA says that Idaho was not part of the deadly trend. According to the National Safety Council, more than 42,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2020 – an 8% increase in …

Average Driver Spends an Hour Each Day Behind the Wheel

BOISE – “Rush hour” usually brings to mind thoughts of traffic congestion, but according to new research by AAA, it could also represent the average time drivers spend behind the wheel. In AAA’s new American Driving Survey, participants reported spending an hour driving each day, covering an average distance of 30 miles.  Nearly 90 percent …

Don’t Drive Intoxicated, Don’t Drive “Intexticated”

BOISE – For April Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA is reminding motorists to keep their hands on the wheel and their focus on the road. AAA’s safety campaign, “Don’t Drive Intoxicated, Don’t Drive Intexticated” equates the dangers of distracted driving with impaired driving.  Both are extremely risky and carry deadly consequences. According to the National …