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July 18, 2018
AAA Urges Parents to Be Vigilant as Temperatures Heat Up

It only takes a few minutes for the inside of a car to get dangerously hot, and the near record-high temperatures in many regions of the country this summer pose a greater risk for heatstroke tragedies. Since 1998, 764 children have died from heatstroke in hot cars according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Despite warnings from safety organizations, each year children continue to die from this needless tragedy.

June 27, 2018
Apple, Google Speed Ahead in Safer Design of Vehicle Infotainment Technology

Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto are less distracting to drivers when compared to built-in vehicle infotainment systems designed by automakers, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. AAA is encouraged by these findings, as they indicate that popular infotainment systems can be designed in a way that is less distracting. Distracted driving is responsible for more than 390,000 injuries and 3,500 deaths every year.

June 07, 2018
Tread Lightly: Worn Tires Put Drivers at Risk

Afternoon downpours can spell disaster for motorists as worn tires increase stopping distance. New research from AAA reveals that driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average stopping distances by a staggering 43 percent when compared to new tires. The increased stopping distance -- an average of 87 feet -- is more than the length of a semi-trailer truck. Read more...

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.

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.

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