AAA: 41.5 Million Americans Will Travel For Memorial Day – The Most in a Dozen Years

Nearly 220,000 Idahoans will cross land, sea and sky for a holiday getaway BOISE – (May 14, 2018) – Rising gas prices won’t dampen many Memorial Day weekend plans, with more than 41.5 million Americans making a journey to see friends and family this year, and nearly 220,000 Idahoans among them, according to a new …

Hit-and-Run Crashes and Fatalities Reach Record Highs

A hit-and-run crash occurs every 43 seconds on U.S. roadways; 2,049 fatalities in 2016 BOISE – (April 26, 2018) – New research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicates that the number of hit-and-run crashes and fatalities nationwide is rising at an historic rate. In 2016 – the most recent data available – there …

AAA: Most Roadside Calls Are for Vehicles 10 Years Old or Older

“Bet” on battery, engine cooling and tire damage problems as the primary culprits BOISE – (April 17, 2018) – If your vehicle is ten years old or older, some preventive care could be a wise investment to avoid a major roadside mishap this summer, says AAA. In 2017, AAA received over 32 million requests for …

AAA: Too Many Drivers Make Exceptions to Basic Safety Rules

New AAA survey shows “do as I say, not as I do” is a prevailing traffic safety attitude BOISE – (March 29, 2018) – It’s a familiar trend that AAA has observed repeatedly over the last ten years – motorists generally disapprove of unsafe driving habits, yet many engage in risky behavior anyway. AAA’s tenth …

AAA: Let’s Talk Distracted Driving Again Next Legislative Session

Legislators are encouraged to keep traffic safety discussions going after S1283 dies BOISE – (March 28, 2018) – In calling attention to National Distracted Driving Awareness month in April, AAA asks Idaho legislators to continue to work with stakeholders to improve safety. In 2016, ten people were killed every day in distracted driving crashes on …

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Foundation’s new website highlights four major research priorities BOISE – (March 16, 2018) – In recognition of 70 years of safety research, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has launched a new website – AAAFoundation.org – that organizes data into four focus areas: emerging technologies, vulnerable road users, driver behavior and performance, and roadway systems …

AAA, MADD and Others Voice Support for H551 Ignition Interlock Bill

After clearing the House by a wide majority, bill heads to Senate Judiciary Committee BOISE – (March 13, 2018) – After clearing the House by a large majority, House Bill 551 (legislation that requires the use of an ignition interlock device for all drunk driving offenders) will be presented for a hearing Wednesday, March 14 …