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Disappearing spare tires, keyless systems cause spike in roadside assistance calls

Disappearing spare tires, keyless systems cause spike in roadside assistance calls

In America, the average car on the road is over 11 years old. You might think that all those "senior" vehicles would cause a spike in roadside assistance calls, but you'd only be half right. AAA says that it has, in fact, seen a sharp increase in the number of roadside assistance requests it... read more

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Blind driver Steve Mahan in Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius, March 2012

Most Americans are afraid of autonomous cars, even though many already drive them

A new study from AAA says that 75 percent of motorists are afraid of self-driving cars, and only 20 percent would trust an autonomous vehicle to chauffeur them around town... read more March 2, 2016 by


 
Homer Simpson, distracted driver

Study: 70% of you talk on the phone while driving (and that's not all)

For untold millennia, people have tried to set good examples for their family, friends, and neighbors. And for just as long, family, friends, and neighbors have been busting... read more March 2, 2016 by


 
National average gas price comparison, 2012-2015 (via AAA)

Gas Prices Still Plummeting: How Low Will They Go?

Across America, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline now hovers around $2.01 -- and as AAA reports, it's poised to dip even lower. Motorists haven't... read more December 15, 2015 by


 
Parking lot

How Do You Park In Crowded Lots: Dive Head First, Or Back It Up?

Look at any parking lot, and you'll notice two kinds of people: those who, upon finding back-to-back spots, pull through to the other side so they can drive straight out when... read more December 11, 2015 by


 
AAA tire inflator evaluation

No More Junk In Your Trunk, Or, The Mystery Of The Disappearing Spare Tire

Doctors and nutritionists across the country confirm that Americans are packing on the pounds, but our cars are a very different story. In an effort to boost fuel economy... read more November 12, 2015 by


 
AAA Foundation study on hands-free technologies (October 2015)

AAA: Hands-Free Phones & Infotainment Systems Are Major Distractions For Drivers

We've spent plenty of time talking about the dangers of texting and driving, and the data on that seems clear: taking your eyes off the road to type out a message on your... read more October 22, 2015 by


 
Self-parking BMW i3 ActiveAssist prototype, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

AAA: You're Just Not That Into Self-Parking Vehicles, Are You?

Over the summer, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute surveyed more than 500 drivers to gauge their feelings about autonomous cars. The results? Only... read more September 23, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

Annual Cost Of Car Ownership Falls To $8,698

Owning a car isn't cheap. First, there's the price of the vehicle, which now hovers north of $30,000, on average. Then there's the cost of maintenance, which can be a real... read more May 15, 2015 by


 
Infographic: Distraction and Teen Crashes

Real Video Shows Distracted Teen Drivers Moments Before Things Go Wrong

We've all been there: motoring along, our minds somewhere else, when suddenly our attention snaps back to the road, and we realize that we're barreling toward the back end of... read more March 27, 2015 by


 
mock DUI crash

As More States Get Legal Pot, Americans Hazy On Drugged Driving

We’re in the midst of holiday season, and most Americans understand the tremendous danger—and potentially devastating consequences—that drinking and driving... read more December 29, 2014 by


 
AAA Foundation study infographic: 'Measuring Cognitive Distraction in the Vehicle'

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... read more October 7, 2014 by


 
Traffic

Labor Day Travel Rebounds To Pre-Recession Levels: 35 Million To Hit The Road This Weekend

If you're hoping to enjoy a quiet getaway over the upcoming holiday weekend, you might want to dial back your expectations. According to AAA, you're going to have a lot of... read more August 25, 2014 by


 
Fireworks at the U.S. Capitol, July 4, 2012

Brace Yourselves: AAA Expects 41 Million Americans To Hit The Roads July 4

Americans: if you're planning to sneak out of town for the long holiday weekend, expect a bit of company along the way. According to AAA, you'll be schlepping to the beaches... read more July 2, 2014 by


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

Fasten Your Seatbelts, AAA Says It's Going To Be A Bumpy Weekend For Memorial Day Traffic

As Loverboy once said, everybody's working for the weekend. That's doubly true now, as Americans look forward to the long, Memorial Day holiday after enduring a some chilly... read more May 22, 2014 by


 
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


 

 
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