For a Clean Hotel Room, Diamonds are a Traveler’s Best Friend

BOISE –  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the hotel industry put increased emphasis on cleaning programs to help protect the health and safety of guests.  But how can travelers feel more confident that these programs are being properly implemented? In response to requests from the public, AAA is launching a new “Inspected Clean” program to independently …

As Temperatures Climb, AAA Warns about the Dangers of Hot Cars

BOISE –  Temperatures are rising across the Gem State, and AAA reminds parents to bring their children with them into air-conditioned buildings to prevent the risk of heatstroke.  On average, a child dies every seven days from being left in a hot car, and these tragedies are almost always preventable. “A car interior can heat …

Idaho Ranks 23rd in the U.S. for Most Teen-involved Crash Deaths per Capita

BOISE – It’s the “100 Deadliest Days,” the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day when many teens get their first experience driving on their own.  But AAA warns that the learning curve can be steep, and at times, deadly – new teen drivers 16-17 years old are three times more likely to be involved …

U.S. Crash Fatalities Up Eight Percent in 2020, but Idaho Deaths Down Seven Percent

BOISE – 2020 was a bad year, made worse by an increase in the number of fatal crashes on American roads.  Fortunately, AAA says that Idaho was not part of the deadly trend. According to the National Safety Council, more than 42,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2020 – an 8% increase in …

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 …

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 …