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Real Video Shows Distracted Teen Drivers Moments Before Things Go Wrong
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 a car or a semi or a squirrel. It happens. ALSO SEE: Ford Feature Can Limit Your Speed According To Signs It happens most...Read More»

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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 subjects motorists and the public to. But what about the dangers of the widely available recreational marijuana that’s...Read More»

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 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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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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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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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»

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

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

First Scene Car Blackbox Traveling Data Recorder
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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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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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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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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