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Holiday Travel
November 15, 2016
AAA Projects Increase of One Million Travelers for Thanksgiving AAA projects 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year. This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007.http://www.AAA.com Read more...

 
Teen Driving
October 17, 2016
AAA Idenfifies Top Challenges for Teen Learning to Drive Parents don’t prepare their teens to drive as well as they did a decade ago. According to a AAA survey of 142 driving instructors across America, 65% said the decline in quality parental involvement has added to the challenges facing young drivers. They also reported that parents often set a bad example through their own behaviors. Read more...

 
Teen Driving
October 17, 2016
Teens Supporting Teens: Be a Good Passenger for a Safe Ride Teen-involved crash fatalities increased 10 percent in 2015, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. Another recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety identified distracted driving as the number one cause of teen-driver crashes with teen passengers as the number one distraction. With this in mind. AAA wants every teen to Be A Good Passenger by following a few guidelines. Read more...

Fuel
September 20, 2016
AAA: DRIVERS WASTE $2.1 BILLION ON PREMIUM GASOLINE American drivers wasted more than $2.1 billion dollars in the last year by using premium-grade gasoline in vehicles designed to run on regular fuel, according to new AAA research. Currently fewer than one in five vehicles on the road require high octane fuel, while the vast majority (70%) are designed to operate on regular gasoline. A national survey of motorists revealed that 16.5 million U.S. drivers used premium gasoline in a vehicle designed to run on regular fuel at least once in the past year.
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News
September 08, 2016
Americans Spend 290 Hours Driving Each Year American drivers spend an average of more than 17,600 minutes behind the wheel each year, according to a new survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.  The research finds that more than 87.5 percent of Americans aged 16 years and older reported driving in the past year. During this time, drivers travelled nearly 10,900 miles on average and spent more than 290 hours on the road.  Read more...

 
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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