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Dec 09, 2014, 12:01 ET 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 warning...


Dec 03, 2014, 05:55 ET 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 a...


Dec 01, 2014, 12:01 ET 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 overwhelming...


Nov 20, 2014, 10:00 ET 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 20, 2014, 01:03 ET 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 lines so...


Nov 13, 2014, 03:52 ET 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 and...


Nov 03, 2014, 10:16 ET 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. These...


Oct 28, 2014, 02:57 ET 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 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 of...


Oct 27, 2014, 02:30 ET 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 of...


Oct 20, 2014, 08:05 ET 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 suggests...


Oct 07, 2014, 12:01 ET 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 02, 2014, 10:27 ET 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 16, 2014, 06:47 ET 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...


Sep 09, 2014, 09:05 ET Back to (Driving) School: More Crashes and Convictions for Teens that Skip Driver Ed

Although vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, fewer new drivers are participating in what used to be considered a rite of...


Sep 05, 2014, 02:32 ET AAA: IL/IN Drivers Falling for Lower Gas Prices in September

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


Aug 21, 2014, 12:01 ET Nearly 35 Million Traveling for Labor Day Says AAA, Highest Since Recession Driven Decline

AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the...


Aug 20, 2014, 10:17 ET AAA Applauds Launch of Vehicle Identification Number Recall Database

"AAA applauds the launch of the NHTSA vehicle identification database that enables consumers to identify the status of any vehicle recall by Vehicle...


Jul 29, 2014, 10:35 ET AAA Insurance Named Property & Casualty Insurance Brand of the Year

AAA Insurance has earned "Brand of the Year" status for its property and casualty insurance offerings, according to the 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend®...


Jul 24, 2014, 12:01 ET AAA's Tests Reveal Real-World Benefits of Automatic Stop-Start Technology

New research from AAA shows that automatic stop-start automotive technology delivers a significant fuel economy benefit. Test results indicated that...


Jul 17, 2014, 05:51 ET AAA Reaction to GM Senate Commerce Hearing

"Today's Senate Commerce hearing again sheds light on the unacceptable failure of GM executive management to adequately oversee and respond to early...


Jul 16, 2014, 04:33 ET EPA May Require Real-Life Fuel Economy Stats

"AAA is encouraged by the recent Wall Street Journal report that the Environmental Protection Agency is considering a requirement that carmakers use...


Jun 26, 2014, 12:01 ET AAA Projects 41 Million Americans to Celebrate Summer Freedom with an Independence Day Getaway

AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 1.9 percent increase...


Jun 26, 2014, 02:30 ET AAA: More than 40 Million Americans to take an Independence Day Getaway

AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 1.9 percent increase...


Jun 25, 2014, 05:25 ET AAA supports requiring used car dealers to resolve recalls prior to sale

"Yesterday's letter to the Federal Trade Commission by 11 consumer groups requesting the agency investigate CarMax's advertising claims underscores...