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

2012 Jeep Wrangler
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»

Distracted driving
AAA Says It's Not Too Late For 5 Safe-Driving Resolutions

We may already be three days into 2012, but the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says it's not too late for drivers to make a few New Year's resolutions. Based on research the organization carried out in 2011, the Foundation has identified five areas in which many U.S. drivers need improvement...Read More»

Texting while driving
Distracted Driving: AAA Says Drivers Don't Practice What They Preach

Over the summer, AAA conducted its fourth annual Traffic Safety Culture Index, and while the study's findings are alarming, they shouldn't surprise anyone. That's because while many of us talk the talk about distracted driving, we're terrible at walking the walk. AAA gathered data for the survey...Read More»

Tracking device for AAA's 'ACE Teen Pilot Program"
AAA Insurance Monitors Teen Drivers With Onboard Gadget

Within the past year, we've seen at least two major companies launch programs that promise to lower insurance rates for customers willing to give up a little privacy. For better or worse, another has now joined the ranks: AAA. To recap: you've probably heard about Progressive's "Snapshot" program...Read More»

RepairPal iPhone app
AAA: 25 Percent Of Drivers Can't Afford A Major Repair

Just in case you need proof that most Americans are suffering in this stagnant economy, try this experiment: next time you’re at shopping mall or discount store, take a look at the cars around you. Expect to see bald tires, in some cases tires that are worn down to the radial belts...Read More»

AAA's Mobile Electric Vehicle Charging truck
AAA To Offer Quick Charging For Stranded Electric Car Drivers

For years, AAA has been the very first call made by drivers with car trouble. Whether it was a dead battery, a flat tire or an empty gas tank, help from a AAA representative was just a phone call away. Now, as electric cars begin to increase in popularity, AAA is unveiling new tools to aid the...Read More»

Car repair
AAA Votes Yes On Right To Repair Legislation

If you have a nearly new vehicle or one with specialized technical demands or cutting-edge features, is it fair to assume that only the dealership can repair it, or should an independent mechanic be able to get the tools and know-how, too? The American Automobile Association (AAA) has come out in...Read More»

money
Driving Costs Rise This Year—And Gas Prices Aren’t Entirely To Blame

Driving has in the past year become significantly more expensive. And it's not all because of the price of gas. According to AAA, the cost of owning and operating a vehicle rose by 3.4 percent versus last year. The average sedan costs $8,776 per year to own and operate—provided you keep your...Read More»

Car accident
Get Some Rest: 17 Percent Of Fatal Crashes Involve Drowsy Driving

The next time you try to convince yourself and your passengers that it's okay to splash some water on your face and driving a few more hours, or chug an energy drink and go a few more exits, please think again. Driving while drowsy shouldn't ever be seen as some kind of personal challenge; it puts...Read More»

preview - America's Worst Drivers
AAA's Five Rules Of The Road For That 'Worst Driver'

For the new Travel Channel show America's Worst Driver, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has compiled some easy-to-follow advice on how to be a safer driver. In a quick video clip, Dr. Bill Van Tassel, an AAA safety expert, goes through five of AAA's Rules of the Road: No distracted...Read More»

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