Sticker Shock: AAA says Owning a New Vehicle Costs nearly $10,000 a Year

PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA says the average annual cost of owning a new vehicle is $9,666 per year, or $805.50 per month. The average price of a new vehicle for 2021 is $32,903, according to AAA’s annual Your Driving Costs study. Find details of the study in the fact sheet and Your Driving Costs brochure. …

AAA: How Many Miles to Empty Do You Really Have?

New research finds drivers shouldn’t rely on in-dash fuel economy displays PORTLAND, Ore., – How accurate are in-dash fuel economy displays in your vehicle? New research from AAA shows these systems aren’t always accurate, especially for shorter trips, and can be impacted by speed and acceleration. This means drivers could be taking an unnecessary risk …

AAA: Independence Day Travel Boom with Second-Highest Travel Volume on Record

47 Million Americans including 597,000 Oregonians to celebrate 4th of July with a trip PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA says the travel volume for the 4th of July holiday is back up to pre-pandemic levels with more than 47.7 million Americans (14.4% of the population) including 597,000 Oregonians taking a trip. This will be the second-highest …

Oregon ranks 29th in the Nation for Most Teen-Involved Fatal Crash Deaths Per Capita

AAA has advice for parents, teens as “100 Deadliest Days” begin 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, 72 people died in crashes involving teen drivers in the 10 years from 2010 through 2019. …

Double Trouble: Users of Both Alcohol and Marijuana Take More Risks Behind the Wheel

As 4/20 approaches, AAA Survey Finds Users of Both Admit Dangerous Driving Behaviors PORTLAND, Ore., – People who use both alcohol and marijuana are some of the most dangerous drivers on the road – they are significantly more likely to speed, text, intentionally run red lights, and drive aggressively than those who don’t, according to …

Ready to Travel Again? AAA has Advice on Planning Spring and Summer Trips

Car trips, warm weather destinations most popular for spring break PORTLAND, Ore., – More than one year since the COVID-19 pandemic upended nearly all travel plans, many Americans are eagerly awaiting their next chance to get out once again and explore. Whether planning a trip for spring break or summer or dreaming of a bucket-list …