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Mar 29, 2018, 00:01 ET Distraction Tops Drivers' List of Growing Dangers on the Road

Distracted driving tops drivers' list of growing dangers on the road, according to a new survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The...


Mar 15, 2018, 00:01 ET Move Over Baby Boomers, Millennials Embrace Family Travel

Led by millennials, some 88 million Americans plan to take family vacations this year. According to the latest research from AAA Travel, 44 percent...


Feb 21, 2018, 00:01 ET AAA Adds Eight Restaurants to Prestigious Five Diamond List for 2018

AAA has unveiled 68 restaurants that earned the AAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for this year's Five Diamond...


Jan 31, 2018, 00:01 ET Eight Hotels Join AAA's Prestigious Five Diamond List for 2018

AAA has unveiled 121 hotels that earned the AAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for this year's Five Diamond Award list....


Dec 14, 2017, 00:01 ET Have Holiday Plans, Will Travel: Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans to Celebrate Holidays Away From Home

'Tis the season to traditionally spend with family and friends and this year Americans are traveling in record numbers. AAA forecasts 107.3 million...


Nov 29, 2017, 00:01 ET 90 Percent of Senior Drivers Don't Make Vehicle Adjustments That Can Improve Safety

Nearly 90 percent of older drivers do not make inexpensive adaptations to their vehicles that can improve safety and extend their time behind the...


Nov 16, 2017, 00:01 ET Nearly 51 Million Americans to Travel This Thanksgiving, Highest Volume in a Dozen Years

AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017...


Nov 08, 2017, 09:03 ET AAA And Keolis Launch Nation's First Public Self-Driving Shuttle In Downtown Las Vegas

AAA, in partnership with Keolis, just brought the future of transportation to America and now the century-old auto club wants to hear from you....


Oct 05, 2017, 13:57 ET New Vehicle Infotainment Systems Create Increased Distractions Behind the Wheel

New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers' eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous periods of time,...


Jun 22, 2017, 00:01 ET AAA: This Independence Day will be Historic, More Americans to Travel than Ever Before

This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation's roads, skies,...


May 17, 2017, 00:01 ET AAA: Memorial Day Travel at Highest Level Since 2005

AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. That is one million more travelers...


May 02, 2017, 10:30 ET Renowned Entrepreneur Valerie Daniels-Carter Elected Board Chair of AAA

Announced today, Valerie Daniels-Carter, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of V&J Holding Companies Inc, the largest female...


May 02, 2017, 00:01 ET Simple, Cost-Effective Roadway Improvements Are Unlikely Keys to Reducing more than 415,000 Fatalities and Serious Injuries on U.S. Roadways

Key roadway improvements have the potential to save 63,700 lives and prevent 353,560 serious injuries over a 20-year period, according to a new...


Feb 07, 2017, 00:01 ET Family Vacations Still a Popular Priority for Millions of Americans

Now is the time when millions of families across the country are starting to plan getaways for spring break, summer vacation and long holiday...


Jan 27, 2017, 00:01 ET Seven Hotels and Restaurants Join AAA's Exclusive Five Diamond List for 2017

AAA has unveiled 63 restaurants and 120 hotels that have earned the AAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2017...


Jan 12, 2017, 00:01 ET Americans Will Head to Beach and International Destinations in 2017

According to a recent AAA survey, 42 percent of Americans are planning to take a vacation in 2017 – with most planning trips to warm-weather...


Dec 15, 2016, 00:01 ET Holiday Travel to Reach the Highest Level on Record, According to AAA

More than 103 million Americans—the most on record—are expected to travel for the year-end holidays, according to AAA. This represents a 1.5...


Nov 15, 2016, 00:01 ET AAA: 48.7 Million Americans to Travel this Thanksgiving

AAA projects that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared...


Sep 12, 2016, 10:00 ET Transportation Veteran Dr. David Yang to Head AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

 Dr. C. Y. David Yang, a leading expert in transportation and traffic safety research, has been selected to be the new executive director of...


Jul 28, 2016, 00:01 ET Celebrating a Centennial of National Parks: Americans are Flocking to Their Favorite Parks

 The most Americans in recent years are heading to national parks in recognition of the U.S. National Park Service's 100th anniversary on Aug....


Jul 14, 2016, 00:01 ET Nearly 80 Percent of Drivers Express Significant Anger, Aggression or Road Rage

 Nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according...


Jun 27, 2016, 00:01 ET AAA: Americans Will Take More Trips than Ever This Independence Day Weekend

 AAA projects nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend. This represents the highest fourth of July travel volume...


Jun 16, 2016, 06:00 ET AAA Insurance Named Auto Insurance Brand of the Year

 AAA Insurance has earned "Brand of the Year" status in the auto insurance category, according to the 2016 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study....


Jun 08, 2016, 00:01 ET Europe Tops AAA's 2016 Summer Travel Destinations List

 Demand for travel to Europe remains strong, and AAA summer travel bookings show that Rome and London are at the top of many international...


May 19, 2016, 10:00 ET AAA: More Than 38 Million Americans Expected to Travel This Memorial Day Weekend

AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. That is the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record...