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News
October 05, 2017
New Vehicle Infotainment Systems Create Increased Distraction for Drivers New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers’ eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous periods of time, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. With nearly 40 percent of U.S. drivers using infotainment systems while driving, AAA cautions that using these technologies while behind the wheel can have dangerous consequences. Read more...

 
News
September 27, 2017
AAA Partners with Bicycle Shop Since expanding roadside service to bicyclists, AAA-The Auto Club Group is now partnering with various cycle shops in an effort to pedal additional benefits for cycling enthusiasts. Read more...

Travel
September 19, 2017
Americans Are Falling for Autumn Travel Summer’s over and kids are back in school, but many people are making plans for at least one more getaway this fall, before the arrival of another busy holiday season. According to a new survey from AAA, more than one in four Americans (28 percent) expects to take a vacation this year between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Read more...

 
Automotive
August 23, 2017
AAA Reveals True Cost of Vehicle Ownership American drivers’ annual driving cost to own and operate a motor vehicle will cost an average of $8,469, or $706 each month according to AAA’s 2017 Your Driving Cost study.

The annual evaluation of driving costs reveals small sedans are the least expensive vehicles to drive at $6,354 annually, however small SUVs ($7,606), hybrids ($7,687) and electric vehicles ($8,439) all offer lower-than-average driving costs to U.S. drivers. Conversely, of the nine categories included in the evaluation, pickup trucks are the most expensive vehicles to drive at $10,054 annually. Read more...

Insurance Issues
August 17, 2017
Sending Students to College May Change Insurance Risks Many parents and guardians consider college to be a life-changing experience for students, but it could have an impact on insurance needs as well. It is critical that parents check their insurance policies before sending their children back to college. Read more...

Travel
August 15, 2017
AAA Launches 'Best of' Designation to Help Travelers AAA today unveiled a new “Best Of” designation for its Diamond-Rated hotels and restaurants.

The “Best Of” designation highlights hotels and restaurants at the One, Two and Three Diamond levels. Establishments at these levels are most frequently visited by travelers who book a vacation with AAA, accounting for 90 percent of hotels and 97 percent of restaurants inspected by AAA every year.

In North Dakota the establishments currently receiving the "best of" designation are: Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Grand Forks; AmericInn Hotel & Suite, Fargo South; The Chuckwagon, Medora; AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Valley City; and Lucky Duck's Deli & Catering, Peacock Alley American Grill & Bar, and The Toasted Frog, all in Bismarck. Read more...

Fuel
July 20, 2017
Volatile Gas Market Points to Higher Prices Prices at the pump are giving consumers sticker shock in the best way possible, but this “Christmas in July” may be short lived, according to AAA. This year, the highest national average gas price was the $2.42 recorded in March and the low was the $2.23 witnessed in June, a time when consumers typically see gas prices soaring. Read more...

 
Holiday Travel
June 22, 2017
AAA: Independence Day Travel to Set Record AAA forecasts more people will travel this Independence Day than ever before. A record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will take to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways, an increase of 1.3 million from last year’s holiday. Read more...

 
Car Care
June 06, 2017
AAA Spills the Truth on Oil Changes Making an informed choice about oil changes just got easier, thanks to new research on the quality of engine oil. AAA found that synthetic oil outperformed conventional oil by an average of nearly 50 percent in its independent evaluation, offering vehicles significantly better engine protection for only $5 more per month when following a factory-recommended oil change schedule. Read more...

 
News
June 02, 2017
Grand Forks Student Wins State AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Award AAA is proud to recognize and award Eden Parkinson 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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