01 August 2019

AAA Warns Motorists, Hands-free Isn’t Risk Free

With the enactment of the new “hands-free” cell phone law on Aug. 1, 2019, Minnesota joins 19 other states in an effort to prevent deadly distracted driving crashes by banning the use of hand held cell phones when operating a motor vehicle. 

25 July 2019

In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems Especially Distracting to Older Drivers

New in-vehicle infotainment technology has the potential to increase comfort and extend mobility for older drivers, but first it has to stop distracting them.

24 July 2019

AAA Urges Drivers to Take Action on Air Bag Recall

Despite a nationwide recall issued in 2015, some 15.4 million vehicles in the United States are still equipped with Takata air bags that pose a potentially deadly risk to drivers and passengers.

16 July 2019

Vehicle Escape Tools are a Lifesaver – in the Right Situation

New research from AAA reveals that most vehicle escape tools, intended to quickly aid passengers trapped in a car following an accident, will break tempered side windows, but none were able to penetrate laminated glass. AAA urges drivers to know what type of side window glass is installed on their vehicle, keep a secure and easily accessible escape tool in their car and have a backup plan in case an escape tool cannot be used or doesn’t work.

17 February 2016

Pothole Damage Costs U.S. Drivers $3 Billion Annually

BURNSVILLE, Mn. (Feb. 17, 2016) – As snow and ice begin to thaw and crumbling roadways emerge, a new study from AAA reveals that pothole damage has cost U.S. drivers $15 billion in vehicle repairs over the last five years, or approximately $3 billion annually. With two-thirds of Americans concerned about potholes on local roadways, AAA cautions drivers to remain alert to avoid pothole damage, and urges state and local governments to fully fund and prioritize road maintenance to reduce vehicle damage, repair costs and driver frustration.