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AAA: More Than 54M Americans to Travel for Thanksgiving, Most Since 2005

AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8 percent increase over last year. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in more than a dozen years …

AAA: Testing Shows Electronic Driving Systems Don’t Always Work

Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash. The tests brought a warning from the auto club that …

Robot Ride Fears Escalate Following High-Profile Roadway Deaths

Consumer trust in self-driving cars has plummeted following high-profile roadway fatalities, with almost three-quarters of Americans now saying they are too afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle, according to a new survey. The survey by the American Automobile Association …

Las Vegas Crash Highlights Risks of Sharing Road With Robots

It only took a few hours for the first self-driving taxi shuttling people around Las Vegas to collide with a vehicle being driven by a human doing something it didn’t expect. The driverless passenger van was on its first day …

Minnesota Cracks Down on Speeding With Campaign

Law enforcement from 300 Minnesota agencies have started a speeding enforcement campaign that runs through July 23. The state’s two-week crackdown coincides with a national effort and is paid for with funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “The …

Oklahoma’s Rural Roads, Bridges Among Nation’s Worst

Oklahoma’s rural roads and bridges are among the worst in the nation, according to a new report from a national transportation group. TRIP researchers said 16 percent of Oklahoma’s rural bridges are structurally deficient, The Oklahoman reported. That’s the seventh …

AAA: Tech-savvy, Millennials Riskiest Drivers

Young millennials, the group of adults ages 19-24, are seen in many ways as the backbone of our nation’s future. But experts worry that some may not see that future if they continue to drive their cars they way they …

Apps Help With Thanksgiving Roadside Assistance

An estimated 48.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year, according to AAA. This represents the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. Driving remains most popular …

Tire Blowouts Inevitable as 38M Americans Embark on Memorial Day Weekend Road Trips

An estimate by the National Safety Council suggests there could be as many as 439 deaths and an additional 50,500 serious injuries from auto crashes during the three-day Memorial Day holiday period. With more than 38 million Americans expected to …

New Study Reveals Pothole Damage Costs U.S. Drivers $3B a Year

A new study from AAA reveals that pothole damage has cost U.S. drivers $15 billion in vehicle repairs over the last five years, that’s about $3 billion annually. With two-thirds of Americans concerned about potholes on local roadways, AAA cautions …