February 08, 2018
Drowsy Driving: Don’t Be Asleep at the Wheel The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The difficulty in detecting drowsiness following a crash makes drowsy driving one of the most underreported traffic safety issues.

February 06, 2018
Millennials Seek Home Ownership More than half of millennials have either bought or refinanced a home in the past two years, or plan to purchase or refinance a home in the next two years, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey. Read more...

January 11, 2018
AAA: 82 Percent of North Dakotans Plan to Travel in 2018 With the holidays in the rear-view, North Dakotans are beginning to make travel plans for 2018. A new AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey shows that 82 percent of respondents plan to take at least one vacation of three days or more requiring overnight accommodations this year. Read more...

Holiday Travel
December 14, 2017
Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans to Celebrate Holidays Away From Home ‘Tis the season to spend with family and friends, and this year Americans are traveling in record numbers. AAA forecasts 107.3 million people will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday period from Saturday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 1. This will be the highest year-end travel volume on record and a 3.1 percent increase in travel volume compared with last year.

December 12, 2017
Premium Gas Not Always Worth the Extra Cost Do you buy premium gasoline when you don't need to? Some motorists think they are doing their car a favor, but AAA released new research that shows paying-up for premium may not be worth the extra money. While some vehicles are designed to run on and require premium octane gasoline, others simply recommend it. So AAA set out to determine the effects of using premium gasoline in vehicles that recommend it, and whether the benefits in fuel economy and horsepower are worth the higher price at the pump.

Senior Driving
November 29, 2017
Senior Drivers Not Making Vehicle Adjustments That Can Improve Safety Nearly 90 percent of older drivers haven’t made inexpensive adaptations to their vehicles that could improve safety and extend their time behind the wheel, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Read more...

Driving Tips
November 27, 2017
AAA Urges Drivers to Safely Secure Christmas Trees An estimated 20 million Americans who purchased a real Christmas tree in the last three years did not properly secure it to their vehicle, according  to a new AAA survey, risking serious vehicle damage and dangerous road debris.

Holiday Travel
November 16, 2017
Nearly 51 Million Americans to Travel this Thanksgiving AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving; a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2005, with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

Car Care
October 19, 2017
Spare Me! AAA Finds Nearly One-Third of New Vehicles are Missing Spare Tire According to new research from AAA, nearly one-third (28 percent) of 2017 model year vehicles do not come with a spare tire as standard equipment, creating an unnecessary hassle and expense for motorists. Last year alone, AAA came to the rescue of more than 450,000 members faced with a flat tire whose vehicle did not have a spare tire. Read more...

Teen Driving
October 17, 2017
Drinking, Distractinos Fuel Teen Driver Crashes Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. In 2016 alone, more than 3,500 teens lost their lives in car crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). About a quarter of the teen drivers involved in fatal crashes had been drinking and thanks to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, we also know that almost 60% of teen crashes are caused by distraction. Read more...

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