AAA: Vehicle Infotainment Systems Create More Distractions for Drivers

New research finds touch screens and voice commands take drivers’ attention away from the road PORTLAND, Ore., – If you’ve driven a newer car, chances are it has an infotainment system with a touch screen and voice commands. These infotainment systems take drivers’ eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for …

AAA: Salt and Chemical De-Icers Cost Drivers $3 Billion Annually

PORTLAND, Ore., – Millions of U.S. drivers will face spendy vehicle repair bills from rust damage caused by chemicals and salt used to de-ice roadways. According to a new AAA survey, U.S. drivers paid an estimated $15.4 billion in rust repairs caused by de-icing methods over the last five years, or about $3 billion a …

AAA Reveals Top Driving Distractions for Teens as “100 Deadliest Days” Begin

AAA Foundation Research finds 60 percent of Teen Crashes involve Distraction PORTLAND, Ore., – Over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day when teen crash deaths historically climb. As the summer driving season …

AAA Research: Fatal Road Crashes Involving Marijuana Double in Washington State

Study Also Shows that Legal Limits for Marijuana and Driving are Unsupported by Science  PORTLAND, Ore., – Fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana doubled in Washington after the state legalized the drug, according to the latest research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. New research also shows that legal limits for marijuana …