Average Driver Spends an Hour Each Day Behind the Wheel

BOISE – “Rush hour” usually brings to mind thoughts of traffic congestion, but according to new research by AAA, it could also represent the average time drivers spend behind the wheel. In AAA’s new American Driving Survey, participants reported spending an hour driving each day, covering an average distance of 30 miles.  Nearly 90 percent …

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 …

AAA: Are you Ready for Snow and Ice?

PORTLAND, Ore. – With snow and below-freezing temperatures expected for much of Oregon this week, AAA Oregon/Idaho urges drivers to be prepared for winter driving conditions. “Make sure your vehicle is ready for cold weather, and that you’re prepared to drive on slick roads and with reduced visibility,” says AAA Oregon/Idaho Public Affairs Director Marie …