AAA: Are you Ready for Cold, Snow and Ice?

December 21, 2022 PORTLAND, Ore. – With snow, ice and record-cold temperatures expected for the Portland area and much of Oregon, AAA Oregon/Idaho urges drivers to be prepared for winter driving conditions. The National Weather Service in Portland says the forecast looks increasingly wintry for even lower elevations of northwest Oregon as cold air moves …

Going in Reverse: AAA Study shows Rise in Dangerous Driving Behaviors

PORTLAND, Ore., – A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds dangerous driving behaviors such as speeding, red-light running, drowsy driving, and driving impaired on cannabis or alcohol, rose from 2020 to 2021. The most alarming increase was among drivers admitting to getting behind the wheel after drinking enough that they felt …

It’s Electrifying! AAA Expands EV Services

PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA is expanding its capabilities and membership benefits by providing more services for electric vehicle drivers. AAA is offering more roadside solutions for EV drivers and investing in research to better understand electric vehicle functionality and consumer perceptions. Portland and Bend are two markets where AAA provides mobile charging for EVs on …

AAA: Thanksgiving Travel Just Shy of Pre-Pandemic Levels

Updated Nov. 23, 2022 PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA projects 54.6 million Americans (16.4% of the population) will travel 50 miles or more from home for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 1.5% from 2021 and 98% of volume in 2019. This year is expected to be the third-busiest for Thanksgiving travel since AAA started tracking in 2000, …

Braking Bad: AAA Research shows Automatic Emergency Braking Often Performs Poorly

PORTLAND, Ore., – New research from AAA shows that Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) only works in limited driving situations. AEB is standard equipment in most new cars sold in the U.S. and works well in preventing or mitigating rear-end crashes at slower speeds. However, AEB struggles at higher speeds and fails with detecting moving vehicles …

AAA: Drivers Change Habits to Counter High Gas Prices

PORTLAND, Ore., – A new survey from AAA shows that drivers are making significant changes to cope with high pump prices. Almost two-thirds (64%) of U.S. adults have changed their driving habits or lifestyle since March, with 23% making “major changes.” Drivers’ top three changes to offset high gas prices are driving less, combining errands, …