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. …

Heading the Wrong Way with “Wrong-Way” Driving

AAA and NTSB Warn of Rising Rate of Fatal Wrong-way Crashes PORTLAND, Ore., – Fatal wrong-way driving crashes are happening more often. According to the latest data analysis from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 2,008 deaths in the U.S. from wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018, an average …

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 …

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 …