U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Escalate by 53 Percent in Ten Years

BOISE – According to AAA, pedestrian fatalities in the United States skyrocketed from 4,100 in 2009 to nearly 6,300 deaths in 2018, a 53% increase in just ten years.  The disturbing trend follows 30 years of steady decreases and highlights the importance of continued vigilance by all road users. In Idaho, pedestrian fatalities increased by …

AAA: COVID-19 To Put a Freeze on Holiday Travel with a 29 Percent Decrease

BOISE – Many Idahoans are planning on giving their loved ones a virtual hug this holiday season.  AAA projects that holiday travel volumes will drop by at least 29 percent from a year ago as COVID-19 restrictions motivate three-quarters of Americans to celebrate at home.  That means nearly 35 million fewer travelers will hit the …

AAA: Men Really are More Aggressive Behind the Wheel

New research shows differences between men and women drivers PORTLAND, Ore., – Data gathered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirms the perception that men tend to speed, tailgate, merge dangerously, and make rude gestures or honk at other drivers more than women. The survey finds that women also admit to some dangerous driving …

Thanksgiving Travel to Hit Lowest Point Since the Great Recession

BOISE – It’s a sign of the times – AAA projects that the number of Thanksgiving travelers will be reduced by at least ten percent this year due to the effects of the pandemic.  That’s the lowest travel volume since the Great Recession, and the end of 11 straight years of travel growth for the …

Winter Prep

It’s winter prep time! Winter is here and it’s important to be prepared for driving and road conditions. Make sure you’re vehicle is ready, your emergency road kit is updated, you have the right tires, AND you know the road conditions. Check out our resources below. The Latest Winter News, Resources and Guides Be prepared …