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 …

AAA: Memorial Day Travel on Hold but Travelers Already Planning Future Trips

Updated May 19, 2020 When it’s safe to travel, adventures close to home will be most popular PORTLAND, Ore., – The summer travel season looks very different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although travel restrictions are easing in most states, many areas are not ready to welcome tourists with open arms. As of …

AAA: Consumers Stuck in Neutral in Acceptance of Self-Driving Cars

New research finds only 12 percent of drivers would feel safe riding in a car that drives itself PORTLAND, Ore., – A new AAA survey on automated vehicles reveals that only one in ten drivers (12%) would trust riding in a self-driving car. Even more Americans – 28% – don’t know how they feel about …

Three Oregon Restaurants, 17 Hotels Make AAA’s 2020 Four Diamond List

PORTLAND, Ore., – Three restaurants and 17 hotels in Oregon have received the coveted AAA Four Diamond designation for 2020. This is the 84th year AAA is out with its list of the top hotels and restaurants that earned the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months. The AAA Diamond ratings evaluate …

AAA Research: Share of Drivers in Fatal Crashes who used Marijuana Doubles in Washington State

PORTLAND, Ore., – A growing number of Washington state drivers involved in fatal crashes are testing positive for recent use of marijuana, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Before marijuana was legalized in Washington State in December 2012, 8.8 percent of drivers in fatal crashes tested positive for the drug. …

AAA Research: Electric Vehicles Cost About the Same as Gas-Powered Vehicles;

Vast Majority of EV owners would buy again PORTLAND, Ore., – New research from AAA finds that over five years and 75,000 miles of driving, the annual cost of owning a new compact electric vehicle is only slightly more expensive – about $600 annually – than its gas-powered counterpart. The study also revealed that the …

AAA: 2019 to be Busiest Holiday Travel Season Ever

Record-breaking 115.6 Million Americans including 1.4 million Oregonians to travel for the holidays PORTLAND, Ore. – AAA says a record-breaking number of Americans will travel for the Chanukah, Christmas and New Year holidays. More than 115.6 million Americans including 1.4 million Oregonians will travel 50 miles or more from home between Sunday, Dec. 21 through …

Oregon, West Coast States Enjoy Biggest Weekly Drops in Gas Prices

PORTLAND, Ore., – Oregon drivers are enjoying gas prices that are falling more quickly than in other states. For the week, the national average for regular slips two cents to $2.57 a gallon. The Oregon average drops six cents to $3.12. This is the fourth-largest weekly decline in the nation. Oregon also has the second-largest …