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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.
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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...

 
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...

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