29 April 2013

AAA: Vote Against Speed Limit Bill

AAA urges Illinois legislators to vote no on SB 2356, which would increase the speed limit to 70 mph on Illinois’ roadways. The bill has already passed through the Illinois Senate and awaits a full vote by the Illinois House.   
18 April 2013

AAA Chicago: Steps to Take in a Flood

Flooding can create extremely dangerous driving conditions for motorists on roadways.  AAA Chicago advises motorists to prepare themselves and their car.  Motorists are advised to monitor weather conditions and follow advice from authorities.  If it is not safe to travel and you don’t have to travel, don’t drive.
16 April 2013

Teens to Win Cars for Safe Driving Program

Four students from 31 high schools in north suburban Chicago will randomly draw keys with the chance to start and win a car as part of Operation Click’s banquets honoring teens for their year-long efforts to be safe and smart drivers.  
26 March 2013

AAA Auto Buying Experts Select Top Vehicles for Commuters

AURORA, Ill. (Mar. 26, 2013) - Chicagoland motorists are no strangers to congestion, long commutes and high gas prices. With peak commute times of 44 minutes* each way and gas prices hovering about $4.00 per gallon, selecting the right vehicle can make a commute more enjoyable and lower expenses. For motorists in the market for a new car AAA Auto Buying experts have selected vehicles that go the distance with comfort and performance. 
04 March 2013

AAA Chicago: March Continues Trend of High Gas Prices

Gas price averages for Illinois and Indiana are continuing on a high streak with the highest prices ever for a March start. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average, $3.92 and 3.81 respectively for a gallon of regular unleaded. The average price of gasoline has increased 59 cents per gallon in Illinois and 54 cents in Indiana since the beginning of the year, which is the highest price increase through the end of February on record.
22 February 2013

AAA: Extreme Winter Weather Calls for Driver Preparation

Snow, extreme cold and blizzard-like weather can create extremely dangerous driving conditions for motorists on most highways statewide.  AAA Chicago advises motorists to prepare themselves and their car.  Motorists are advised to monitor weather conditions and follow advice from authorities.  If it is not safe to travel and you don’t have to travel, don’t drive.
04 February 2013

No Love Lost for February Gas Prices, Reports AAA Chicago

AURORA, Ill., Feb. 4, 2013—Illinois and Indiana drivers aren’t feeling much love for these February gas prices. Both Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average, $3.62 for a gallon of regular unleaded. This marks the highest price ever for a February start. 
25 January 2013

Cell Phone Users More Likely to Speed and Drive Drowsy When Behind Wheel

Motorists who use cell phones while driving are more likely to engage in additional dangerous behaviors such as speeding, driving drowsy, driving without a safety belt and sending texts or emails, according to a survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Additionally, more than two-thirds (69 percent) of licensed drivers reported talking on a cell phone while driving within the last month despite the fact that nearly nine-in-ten respondents (89 percent) believe other drivers using cell phones are a threat to their personal safety.