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As Black Boxes Become Mandatory, AAA Raises Privacy Concerns
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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Teens Drive More Dangerously With Other Teens In The Car

If you're the parent of a teenage driver, your biggest fear may be letting your kid drive alone. But according to AAA, there's a bigger danger: letting your kid drive with other teens. In advance of Teen Driver Safety Week (October 14 - 21), AAA has released some startling statistics uncovered by...Read More»

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Seniors, RX Drugs, Driving: Potential Safety Risk, AAA

Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. More than 80 percent of drivers 65 and older regularly take medication—two-thirds take five or more daily. Yet only half have talked with a medical professional about the possible safety issues related to driving. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety...Read More»

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Having Trouble Correctly Installing Car Seats? AAA Says You’re In The Majority

Any parent who has struggled to figure out the correct installation of child car seats knows that it’s no simple task. In fact, a new survey from AAA finds that three-quarters of Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians observed that parents misuse the LATCH system more than half of the time...Read More»

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Stay Awake At The Wheel This Labor Day With These 10 Tips

Getting in that last-minute travel with the family this Labor Day holiday weekend may be a high priority on your list, but trying to cram in too many miles in too short a time could well be a recipe for disaster. According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleepiness slows driver reaction time...Read More»

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AAA Mobile Bundles Three Apps In One

Bundling is big news these days. We bundle insurance, phone, internet, and more, all in the hopes of saving time, energy, and money. AAA seems to have taken the bundling mantra to heart with the latest update to its AAA mobile app for the iPhone and Android devices. The company has wrapped three of...Read More»

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What's The Best Place For Your Teen To Learn How To Drive?

With summer almost here and your teenaged son or daughter looking to complete driver’s education courses, now is a good time to select a quality driving school to help provide your teen with a solid foundation of driving skills. “Quality driving instruction provides the foundation...Read More»

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Planning A Memorial Day Road Trip? Here's What To Expect

Memorial Day means many things to Americans: An opportunity to remember those who've died in service of their country. A chance to get together with friends and relatives. Cookouts. Picnics. Box socials. (They still have those, right?) Thanks to the three-day weekend, Memorial Day is also a great...Read More»

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Teen Drivers More At Risk With Other Teens In The Car

Already a high-risk population, teen drivers face even greater risks when they have other young passengers in the car with them, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released in conjunction with National Youth Traffic Safety Month. The report, “Teen Driver Risk...Read More»

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Average Cost Of Car Ownership Creeps Up To $8,946 Per Year

Looking for a new car? You're probably taking a long hard look at window stickers, vetting rides based on their suggested retail prices. And that's all well and good, but don't forget the costs that follow: according to AAA, the average U.S. car owner now pays $8,946 a year on gas, tires...Read More»

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Cost Of Owning A Car Goes Up

If it seems like owning the family car is costing more money these days, it is. A new study by AAA finds that the average yearly costs to own and operate a sedan rose 1.9 percent to nearly $9,000. SUV and minivan costs increased as well, to more than $11,000 and $9,000, respectively. The 2012...Read More»

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Older Drivers Concerned About Losing Licenses, Self-Police Driving Habits

Roughly 10,000 drivers turn 65 each day. The vast majority of those folks -- 82%, to be precise -- continue to drive, but according to a recent AAA study (PDF) most self-police their driving habits to avoid putting themselves and others in danger. The AAA study was carried out last December via...Read More»

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Older Drivers Worry About Not Being Able To Drive: AAA

If it’s one thing we Americans cherish, it’s our ability to get in our cars and drive. But for nearly half of seniors, according to a new AAA survey, losing their freedom and independence is a big concern, especially when it comes time to relinquish their car keys. Troubling statistics...Read More»

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Top Teen Driver Distraction? Electronic Devices, Says AAA Study

Parents of newly-licensed teens, take note. In the first study using in-car video footage to focus specifically on teen distracted driving, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that teenage girls are twice as likely as teen boys to use text and use cell phones or other electronic devices...Read More»

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Car Seat Compliance Up: AAA Survey

Just one year after the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released its updated car seat recommendations, a new survey from the AAA shows that Americans are definitely getting the message. According to the AAA, more than 90 percent of parents surveyed with children under the age of 13 have heard...Read More»

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AAA Highlights New Vehicle Technology Trends In 2012

As the array of new vehicle technologies continues to increase, so, too does the trend toward consumer acceptance. That’s the gist of what AAA has found in its analysis of new vehicle technology trends in 2012. Considering that anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC), at...Read More»

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Don’t Be Caught Unprepared If You Have A Flat Tire

Chances are that most Americans grew up riding in and later driving the family car that came equipped with a spare tire. But as we reported earlier, the spare tire may be soon disappearing from the family sedan, courtesy, in large part, to the increasingly stringent government fuel economy...Read More»

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AAA Puts Spare Tires On The Endangered List Thanks To Fuel Economy Rules

No one likes changing a flat tire. In fact, just storing the spare can be a problem: if it's inside the vehicle, it can take up valuable cargo space, and if it's kept outside, it may prevent you from using bike racks or other accessories. But AAA says that thanks to new fuel economy regulations, we...Read More»

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Distracted Driving And Teen Driver Safety: AAA’s Big Push In 2012

With all the attention distracted driving has been getting in recent months, it should come as no surprise that the AAA is prioritizing its legislative efforts this year to focus on that issue and a related one involving teen driver safety. In fact, the AAA says their legislative agenda for 2012...Read More»

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