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Automotive
August 24, 2016
Hit The Brakes: Not All Self-Braking Cars Designed to Stop New test results from AAA reveal that automatic emergency braking systems vary widely in design and performance. While the safety technology will soon be standard equipment on 99 percent of vehicles, AAA is advising consumers to fully understand system limitation before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle equipped with the technology. Read more...

 
Schools Open
August 16, 2016
AAA Urges Motorists to Slow Down, Stay Alert as Children Head Back To School As more than 50 million students across the United States get ready to start the 2016-2017 school year, AAA reminds motorists to be aware of increased child pedestrian activity and traffic congestion in and around neighborhoods and school zones. In 2014 more than 309 child pedestrians died and 11,000 were injured nationwide. North Dakota saw two child pedestrian deaths and 13 injuries. Motorists should be especially vigilant for pedestrians during before-and after-school hours, which are particularly dangerous for walking children. Over the last decade, nearly one-third of child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3 and 7 p.m. Read more...

 
Teen Driving
August 05, 2016
Driving Day Ends Earlier for Some ND Teen Drivers With the sun setting earlier each day across North Dakota, AAA and the North Dakota Department of Transportation are reminding teens of the state’s night driving provision. According to state law, teens under age 16 holding a restricted license are prohibited from driving between 9 p.m. or sunset, whichever is later, and 5 a.m. The sun will set before 9 p.m. across the state by the third week in August. The penalty for a violation is a $20 fee and four points against the driver’s record. There are exemptions for teens driving directly to and from work, school or religious activities. Read more...

Travel
August 01, 2016
AAA: National Parks Become Travel Alternative National parks are gaining popularity as more Americans decide to travel closer to home. Frequent reports of unrest in Europe have some would-be international travelers looking for a domestic alternative, and many are finding it in national parks. Read more...

 
Automotive
July 20, 2016
Despite Vehicle Advances, Breakdowns at Record High Despite advances in vehicle technology, AAA rescued a record-breaking 32 million drivers in 2015. While maintenance reminders and other dashboard alerts are designed to mitigate roadside trouble, AAA reports they provided service for more battery, flat tire and key problems than ever before. Vehicles fewer than five years old in particular experienced a higher proportion of tire and key-related issues than older vehicles, suggesting that the trend toward eliminating the spare tire and moving to electronic keyless ignitions may have unintended consequences.
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Safety
July 14, 2016
AAA Study Finds Aggressive Driving, Road Rage Common Nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study released today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The most alarming findings suggest that approximately eight million U.S. drivers engaged in extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver. Read more...

Fuel
July 07, 2016
AAA Study: Not All Gasoline Created Equal Many motorists choose a gas station based on the location or price, but a recent AAA study reveals there is a difference in fuel quality depending on where you purchase your gas. Read more...

 
News
June 16, 2016
AAA Insurance Named Auto Insurance Brand Of The Year AAA Insurance has earned “Brand of the Year” status in the auto insurance category, according to the 2016 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study.  Read more...

Travel
June 08, 2016
Europe, Orlando Top AAA's Top Summer Destinations Lists fo 2016 Demand for travel to Europe remains strong, and AAA summer travel bookings show that Rome and London are at the top of many international travelers’ itineraries this summer. Americans are also flocking to warm-weather destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Caribbean, and increasingly traveling to Canada to take advantage of favorable exchange rates. Read more...

 
News
June 03, 2016
Grand Forks Student Wins State AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Award AAA is proud to recognize and award Megan Schill from Grand Forks’ Discovery Elementary School with the AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Award. Only one deserving patrol member per state wins the annual award. Read more...

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