Avoid Drowsy Driving

BOISE – With the end of Daylight Savings Time, AAA is reminding drivers to get plenty of rest before they get behind the wheel. According to the Idaho Transportation Department, driver fatigue was a factor in more than 400 single-car crashes last year, or about 5% of the total.  But AAA says that could be …

Please Slow Down, Move Over for Emergency Responders

BOISE – Emergency responders, tow truck operators and transportation workers provide essential services at the roadside, but they often work within close proximity of passing vehicles that put their safety and even their lives at risk. AAA is teaming up with its traffic safety partners, including the Idaho Transportation Department and the Idaho Towing Association, …

Move Over For Me

AAA has long been an advocate for “Move Over” laws, requiring drivers to slow down and move over for emergency responders on the roadside, yet there continues to bean alarming number of fatalities. Nearly 350 people are struck and killed outside a disabled vehicle each year, and roughly a quarter of motorists don’t know that …

New Vehicle Tech Doesn’t Always Give Drivers a Brake

BOISE – Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), which uses forward-facing cameras and other sensors to automatically apply the brakes when a collision is imminent, is now offered as standard equipment in most new vehicles sold in the United States.  But AAA warns that drivers shouldn’t rely too heavily on the technology to prevent a crash. New …

Braking Bad: AAA Research shows Automatic Emergency Braking Often Performs Poorly

PORTLAND, Ore., – New research from AAA shows that Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) only works in limited driving situations. AEB is standard equipment in most new cars sold in the U.S. and works well in preventing or mitigating rear-end crashes at slower speeds. However, AEB struggles at higher speeds and fails with detecting moving vehicles …