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Apr 16, 2015, 00:01 ET

New Study Reveals When, Where and How Much Motorists Drive

On average, Americans drive 29.2 miles per day, making two trips with an average total duration of 46 minutes. This and other revealing data are...

Apr 09, 2015, 00:01 ET

Older Drivers in Florida Get "Fit" and Push Safety Program to Milestone

–Designed to help older drivers find a better "fit" with their cars, the CarFit program reached a proud milestone welcoming the 50,000th...

Mar 25, 2015, 00:01 ET

Distraction and Teen Crashes: Even Worse than We Thought

 The most comprehensive research ever conducted into crash videos of teen drivers has found significant evidence that distracted driving is...

Mar 12, 2015, 00:01 ET
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AAA Reveals Top Spring Travel Destinations in the U.S.

As snow continues in many parts of the country, travelers are ready to escape to warmer weather and sunny destinations, according to AAA. Warm...

Feb 23, 2015, 12:25 ET

AAA Travel Marketplace Will Help You Leave This Winter Behind

The 12th Annual AAA Travel Marketplace is taking place just in time to get your mind off winter and to take you to your favorite vacation spot. The...

Feb 18, 2015, 10:00 ET

AAA To Create Nearly 600 Local Jobs At New Member Service Call Center

 AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah announced today plans to open a new call center that will bring nearly 600 new jobs to Clearfield,...

Feb 10, 2015, 09:39 ET
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Crashes Touch One in Three but Drivers Continue to Take Risks

  Too many Americans report that they regularly speed, run red lights, use distracting devices or drive drowsy, despite the fact...

Jan 27, 2015, 14:32 ET
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2015 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes Honor Science Books That Encourage Exploration

 Four groundbreaking books that present scientific information in innovative ways to young audiences have earned the 2015 AAAS/Subaru SB&F...

Jan 16, 2015, 00:00 ET
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AAA Adds 14 Hotels and Restaurants to Exclusive Five Diamond List for 2015

 AAA has unveiled 121 hotels and 63 restaurants that have earned the AAA/CAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the...

Dec 29, 2014, 00:01 ET
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American Drivers Unfazed and Confused on Drugged Driving

With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia, safety advocates...

Dec 16, 2014, 00:01 ET
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AAA: 98.6 Million Americans Traveling this Holiday Season, Four Percent More Than Last Year

AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of four percent from...

Dec 09, 2014, 00:01 ET
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New Car Technologies Still Working Out the Kinks, Says AAA Assessment

AAA's Automotive Engineering experts are confident new advanced driver assistance technologies like blind-spot monitoring and lane-departure...

Dec 03, 2014, 17:55 ET
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AAA Calls on Takata to Follow NHTSA's Order to Support National Recall of Affected Air bags

 "It is unacceptable that Takata continues to defy an order by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to facilitate...

Dec 01, 2014, 00:01 ET
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Senior Drivers Support Tougher Driving Laws for Themselves

 While senior drivers favor tougher driving laws, from bans on wireless devices to ignitions interlocks for first time DUI offenders, an...

Nov 20, 2014, 13:03 ET
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AAA Supports NHTSA's Action to Call for a Full National Recall of Affected Takata Airbags

 "AAA supports NHTSA's action to call for a full national recall of affected Takata airbags. Vehicles are often bought and sold across state...

Nov 20, 2014, 10:00 ET
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AAA: More Than 46 Million Americans to Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Holiday Getaway, Most Since 2007

AAA Travel projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the...

Nov 13, 2014, 15:52 ET
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Stronger Protections Needed to Guarantee Consumer Choice with Connected Car Data

AAA's President and COO Marshall Doney issued the following statement today in response to proposed "privacy principles for vehicle technologies...

Nov 03, 2014, 10:16 ET
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More than One-in-Five Fatal Crashes Involve Drowsy Drivers

According to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than one-in-five (21 percent) fatal crashes involve driver fatigue....

Oct 28, 2014, 14:57 ET
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AAA supports immediate review of NHTSA and swift action to protect consumers

"A thorough review of NHTSA's ability to manage and respond to vehicle recalls is warranted and overdue given the repeated breakdowns in the recall...

Oct 27, 2014, 08:27 ET
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Test Show Rear View Cameras Can Save Lives

Rear-view camera systems improved rear visibility an average of 46 percent in AAA's tests. These systems are intended to improve driver awareness...