22 October 2015

AAA: Hands-Free Technologies Pose Hidden Dangers for Drivers

AURORA, ILL., (Oct. 22, 2015) – Potentially unsafe mental distractions can persist for as long as 27 seconds after dialing, changing music or sending a text using voice commands, according to surprising new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The results raise new and unexpected concerns regarding the use of phones and vehicle information systems while driving. This research represents the third phase of the Foundation’s comprehensive investigation into cognitive distraction, which shows that new hands-free technologies can mentally distract drivers even if their eyes are on the road and their hands are on the wheel.
27 October 2014

AAA: Tests Show Rear View Cameras Can Save Lives

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With Halloween approaching, neighborhoods will be filled with small trick-or-treaters that can be easily missed when drivers turn their heads to look behind the vehicle. AAA tested the rear view camera systems in 17 vehicles to measure the reduction in blind-zone areas. 
21 October 2013

AAA: Prepare Your Teen for All Driving Challenges

AURORA, Ill., October 21, 2013­ – As Teen Driver Safety Week kicks off (October 20-26, 2013), AAA reminds parents of the critical role they play to ensure their teen receives supervised driving practice that prepares them for all driving challenges. AAA recommends parents practice these five challenging driving scenarios with their teen during the learning-to-drive process. By becoming more involved in their teens’ driver education, parents will help their teens to build confidence and experience through these challenging driving situations before their teen hits the road solo.