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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...

Oct 27, 2014, 02:30 ET
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AAA: Tests 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...

Oct 20, 2014, 08:05 ET
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Is your car ready for winter? Check it out when the clocks turn back.

 Consumers have leveraged the changing of the clocks to remember important but infrequent tasks like replacing smoke alarm batteries. AAA...

Oct 20, 2014, 03:30 ET
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Experience Matters More than Age with Young-Adult Driver Safety

Experience behind the wheel may matter more than age when it comes to the safety of young-adult drivers, according to two new studies by the AAA...

Oct 07, 2014, 00:01 ET
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Imperfect Hands-Free Systems Causing Potentially-Unsafe Driver Distractions

With three out of four drivers believing that hands-free technology is safe to use, Americans may be surprised to learn that these popular new...

Oct 07, 2014, 00:01 ET
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Imperfect Hands-Free Systems Can Lead to Perfect Storm for Driver Distraction

 With three out of four drivers believing that hands-free technology is safe to use, Americans may be surprised to learn that these popular new...

Oct 03, 2014, 02:30 ET
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AAA: IL/IN Drivers Continue to Save at the Pump

Gas price averages across Illinois and Indiana continue to drop heading into the fall season. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on...

Oct 02, 2014, 10:27 ET
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Understanding vehicle maintenance needs is challenging for motorists

Changes in maintenance schedules due to advanced vehicle and fluid technology have changed vehicle service needs. Most motorists manage oil-change...

Sep 25, 2014, 02:30 ET
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AAA Chicago: 3 in 5 people in Illinois/Indiana will travel during the fall

 While the summer travel season is over, a new survey of shows those in Illinois and Indiana are not ready to put away their luggage. According...

Sep 17, 2014, 08:15 ET
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Award-Winning "myIDP" System Offers Printable Certificate to Help Early-Career Scientists and Engineers Chart Their Careers

As competition for science jobs and funding intensifies, an award-winning online tool called "myIDP" has been further enhanced to help early-career...

Sep 16, 2014, 18:47 ET
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NHTSA Needs Critical Reforms and Increased Resources to Protect Consumers

AAA released the following statement in response to today's Senate Commerce Committee hearing that focused on the vehicle safety recall process and...