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Labor Day Travel Rebounds To Pre-Recession Levels: 35 Million To Hit The Road This Weekend
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 traveling companions this Labor Day -- more than you've had in several years. In fact, based on AAA's projections, some...Read More»

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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, mountains, and theme parks with about 40,999,999 fellow travelers. This weekend, AAA expects to see some 41 million...Read More»

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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 winter temps. ALSO SEE: 10 Most-Congested Highways & Cities In The U.S. But while the idea of a beach retreat seems...Read More»

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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 caused the average retirement age -- both the age at which folks expect to retire and the age at which they truly do -- to...Read More»

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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 price -- the ongoing expense of insurance, fuel, and maintenance can really eat away at owners' bank accounts. According to...Read More»

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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 from the study are quite eye-opening and provide an opportunity for tips older drivers – and their families – can...Read More»

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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 of how much range owners can expect to lose. New tests conducted by AAA aren't the final word on the matter, but they could...Read More»

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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 travel in hours distances that would've taken days or weeks just a century ago. And advances in safety and medical technology...Read More»

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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 do the same. That sounds like lots of traffic headaches in the making -- and in fairness, it probably is. But it's worth...Read More»

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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 the wheel. One year later and not much difference in the behavior of younger drivers ages 19-24 – they’re still...Read More»

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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 conditions and use extra caution while driving. Here are some safety driving tips that can make the fall season more...Read More»

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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 behavior. Your car also needs some attention. Here are 10 practical tips to help get your car ready for fall. Check the...Read More»

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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 credit improved safety features on automobiles (e.g. electronic stability control) and improved driving habits (e.g. wider...Read More»

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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 holiday weekends. But according to AAA, the party's officially over. In a new travel forecast, AAA predicts that 34.1 folks...Read More»

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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 years ago, when more than two-thirds of teens got their driver’s license before they turned 18, only 44 percent of today's...Read More»

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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 getting better at safer driving. Among seniors surveyed, nine in 10 buckle up when they get in the driver’s seat and...Read More»

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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 operating costs for the average family sedan increased nearly two percent over year-ago levels, to slightly more than 60 cents per...Read More»

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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, news programs are full of journalists making guesses about what the recorders will reveal. If you're a regular reader of this...Read More»

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As Black Boxes Become Mandatory, AAA Raises Privacy Concerns

Whether you know it or not, chances are good that the car you drive is equipped with a "black box" recorder. In fact, nearly 92% of vehicles sold in the U.S. carry them, including all GM, Ford, and Toyota models. But 92% isn't enough. As we've mentioned before, the National Highway Traffic Safety...Read More»

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