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 …

AAA: Holiday Travel to Drop at least 29 Percent due to Pandemic

Three-quarters of Americans are expected to stay home PORTLAND, Ore., – Most Americans—about 75%—will stay home for the holidays this year. AAA projects a drop of at least 29% in holiday travel due to public health concerns and recommendations not to travel because of the coronavirus pandemic. AAA says as many as 84.5 million Americans …

AAA: Men Really are More Aggressive Behind the Wheel

New research shows differences between men and women drivers PORTLAND, Ore., – Data gathered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirms the perception that men tend to speed, tailgate, merge dangerously, and make rude gestures or honk at other drivers more than women. The survey finds that women also admit to some dangerous driving …

AAA: Thanksgiving Travel to Drop 10 Percent due to Pandemic

Last-minute road trips dominate travel for the holiday PORTLAND, Ore., – Thanksgiving travel will be on the lighter side this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. AAA projects a drop of at least 10% with travel volume shrinking to the lowest point since the Great Recession in 2008, and the end of 11 years of …

AAA: Active Driving Assistance Systems don’t Actually Provide much Assistance to Drivers

New research finds 73% of performance issues are related to lane centering PORTLAND, Ore., – Many new vehicles come equipped with active driving assistance systems that can steer the vehicle, control the speed, apply the brakes and keep the vehicle in its lane. New research from AAA finds that these systems don’t work well consistently. …

AAA: COVID-19 Restrictions Ease as “100 Deadliest Days” Begin for Teen Drivers

New data looks at 10 years of fatal teen crash rates between Memorial Day and Labor Day PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA finds that the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are when the number of crash fatalities involving teen drivers rise. In Oregon, 86 people died in crashes involving teen drivers from 2008 …