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Toyota, Hyundai Ace AAA's Distracted Driving Study; Mercedes, Ford, Apple Fare Poorly

Toyota, Hyundai Ace AAA's Distracted Driving Study; Mercedes, Ford, Apple Fare Poorly

The National Transportation Safety Board may have been right all along, and former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood may have to eat a little crow. That's because the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has released data from a new study that confirms what the NTSB and others have already... read more

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Toy car accident

Are Lousy Retirement Plans Making America A More Dangerous Place To Drive?

America's seniors are in trouble -- and the situation is only going to get worse. By many accounts, Baby Boomers are going to be poorer in old age than their parents. That's... read more May 14, 2014 by 


 
money

AAA Says Cost Of Car Ownership Has Fallen Over $200 In The Past Year

Owning a car is a major financial responsibility. Apart from paying for it -- which often includes negotiating a loan, adding hundreds or thousands of dollars to the purchase... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
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Oldest Drivers Are Driving More--And Driving Medicated More--Than Ever

Older Americans are driving more often, and later in life, than those in previous generations, according to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The insights... read more May 11, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

AAA Study: Electric Car Range Drops Up To 57% In Extreme Weather

We've known for some time that battery range in electric vehicles can fluctuate in response to temperature. However, studies and simulations have produced varying estimates... read more March 20, 2014 by 


 
Older driver

4 Great Car Features For Older Drivers

We live in interesting times. Computers, smartphones, and other gadgets have made the world a smaller place, metaphorically speaking. Automobiles and airplanes allow us to... read more December 2, 2013 by 


 
Traffic

AAA Says Fewer Americans Are Traveling For Thanksgiving This Year. What Gives?

If you live in the U.S. and plan to travel this holiday week, you're not alone. According to AAA, over 43 million Americans -- 43.4 million, to be exact -- are expecting to... read more November 25, 2013 by 


 
Drowsy driver - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Drivers 19-24 Still Nodding Off Behind The Wheel, Says AAA

Younger drivers might be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but it might only be because of the energy drinks they're gulping down to counter chronic fatigue and stay alert behind... read more November 4, 2013 by 


 
Deer  --  flickr user donjd2

Safety Driving Tips For The Fall Season

With hours of daylight decreasing and inclement weather a frequent occurrence, the fall season is a time when drivers need to pay a little more attention to road and traffic... read more October 20, 2013 by 


 
Car care - checking oil - AAA

10 Practical Tips To Get Your Car Ready For Fall

It won’t be long before the weather gets iffy, if that time hasn’t already arrived. Driving safely during the fall months requires more than just cautious driver... read more October 19, 2013 by 


 
mock DUI crash

Americans Worry Less About Dangerous Driving Habits As Fatalities Increase

For several years, traffic fatality rates in the U.S. have been falling, reaching historic lows. Though there's some disagreement about the reasons for the decline, most... read more August 23, 2013 by  2


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

AAA: Labor Day Traffic Will Rebound To Pre-Recession Levels

Road-trippers have had it easy the past few years. The Great Recession took a significant toll on vacation travel, leaving the highways and byways a little less crowded on... read more August 20, 2013 by  0


 
Spy shots of a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT powered by the ‘Hellcat’ supercharged Hemi V-8

One in Three Teens "Just Not Interested" In Driving: AAA

Less than half of all American teenagers get their first driver's license within a year of becoming eligible to drive, a new study from AAA says. In stark contrast to 20... read more August 2, 2013 by  3


 
Older driver

AAA Survey: Older Drivers Paying Attention To Safety

In spite of statistics that show the oldest drivers have some of the highest accident-fatality rates, new data from a survey of 7,972 seniors suggests that older drivers are... read more May 2, 2013 by  0


 
Car repair

It's More Expensive Than Ever To Run Your Car: AAA

Car maintenance, insurance, and repair costs have gone up again, with AAA putting the average tab for upkeep at more than $9,000. A new study from AAA shows that car... read more April 18, 2013 by  1


 
First Scene Car Blackbox Traveling Data Recorder

Black Box Recorders: Groundbreaking Safety Devices Or The End Of Privacy?

We're all familiar with event data recorders -- or as they're more commonly known, "black boxes". EDRs are standard equipment on airplanes, and any time there's a mishap... read more April 16, 2013 by  0


 
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