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Americans Care Less About Drunk Driving, Other Risky Behaviors

Drunk Driving Americans are becoming less concerned about drunk driving, according to a new study by AAA. The news comes as local police departments around the country prepare to crack down on drunk driving this Labor Day Weekend. The U.S. saw an estimated 5.3 percent increase in traffic deaths in 2012, the first annual increase in seven years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The study, which is based on four years of surveys conducted by the non-profit ... continue reading»

Tags: News, AAA, drunk driving, texting

More Americans Will Hit the Road Memorial Day Weekend

Jonathan Leon Rosen/Getty Images If you’re driving to your vacation destination this Memorial Day, you’re not alone. AAA says that 1.2 percent more Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday weekend than they did last year. For the majority of Americans, gas prices weren’t the deciding factor in their choice to drive rather than use an alternative form of transportation, but fuel costs still impacted travel plans for a chunk of Americans. “A survey of ... continue reading»

Tags: News, AAA, holiday travel, Memorial Day weekend

New Teen Distracted Driving Survey's Findings Conflict with Other Studies

A new Consumer Reports survey adds to the ongoing discussion on distracted driving among teens, but a few findings conflict with recent studies from Bridgestone and AAA. For example, Consumer Reports says concern for distracted driving led many teens to “stop or reduce such behavior,” but Bridgestone found that although young drivers between the ages of 15 and 21 know what distracted driving is, many don’t believe that they are at risk and continue to practice bad driving habits ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety, Stats and Studies, Distracted Driving, AAA, Consumer Reports, Bridgestone

One in Four Can't Afford Vehicle Repairs

According to AAA, more than half of American drivers are keeping their vehicles for the long haul. That’s a smart move because repairs, monthly payments and gas prices make cars expensive investments. But there is another caveat to AAA’s study: Drivers are also avoiding repairs, a trend that is a result of a tough economy.   “One in four American drivers could not pay for a car repair of $2,000 if faced with one today, according to the ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Stats and Studies, AAA, Repairs and Maintenance

AAA to Recharge Dead EVs with Mobile Charging Trucks

Electric vehicles are ideal green cars because they don’t require any gas, but America’s poor charging infrastructure has left owners and potential buyers worried about getting stranded if the battery dies. This is a common concern among electric car shoppers and AAA is offering a solution. The company, known for its roadside assistance program, unveiled its new mobile charging stations last week. Trucks will quickly charge a dead battery on an electric vehicle like the Nissan Leaf and ... continue reading»

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