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 …

Heading the Wrong Way with “Wrong-Way” Driving

AAA and NTSB Warn of Rising Rate of Fatal Wrong-way Crashes PORTLAND, Ore., – Fatal wrong-way driving crashes are happening more often. According to the latest data analysis from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 2,008 deaths in the U.S. from wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018, an average …

AAA Travel Update: What to Know Before You Go

BOISE – “Vaxication” and “Revenge Travel” are trending topics these days, as more Americans receive vaccines and set their sights on a long-awaited trip.  But AAA reminds travelers that before heading out on their next adventure, they’ll need to prepare for a different travel experience. “It’s too early to predict what will happen around the major …

Vehicle Safety Recalls Week Encourages a Timely Tune-up

BOISE – It’s Vehicle Safety Recalls Week, a timely reminder from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and AAA to resolve recall issues before they put people at risk.  According to NHTSA, there are currently 886 safety recalls affecting nearly 55 million vehicles that travel on American roads.  About 25 percent of these urgent repairs …

Drivers Don’t Believe Self-Driving Cars are Ready for Prime Time

BOISE – For many Americans, self-driving vehicles aren’t quite ready for prime time.  According to AAA’s new survey, nearly nine in ten drivers (86 percent) say that they would be afraid or unsure about riding in a vehicle without the customary steering wheel and pedals. But drivers are slowly warming to the idea of advanced …

Driver’s Want Sophisticated Tech in Vehicles but aren’t Ready for Fully Self-Driving Cars

PORTLAND, Ore., – A new survey from AAA shows that most drivers are interested in advanced vehicle technologies, but most aren’t ready for fully self-driving cars. Most drivers (80%) say they want existing vehicle safety systems such as automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance to work better, and more than half of drivers—58%—said they …