Study Released on COVID’s Impact on Traffic Safety
A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that the number of traffic fatalities increased significantly in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AAA Says Record Number of Americans Will Hit the Road Over July 4 Holiday
Even with national average gas prices going over the $5 mark, car travel volume will break previous records as 42 million people opt to drive this Independence Day.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Study: COVID Driving
The number and rate of traffic fatalities in the U.S. increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite a large reduction in the total number of miles driven on U.S. roads.
AAA Study Examines Travel in U.S. Before and During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic, the associated policy interventions such as stay-at-home orders, and the associated economic recession all had profound influences on how much Americans traveled and how they traveled in 2020.
AAA Finds ADAS Hinders More Than Helps Drivers
New automotive engineering research finds that 73% of performance issues were related to lane centering.
AAA: In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems Especially Distracting to Older Drivers
According to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, older drivers removed their eyes and attention from the road for more than eight seconds longer than younger drivers when programming navigation or tuning the radio using in-vehicle infotainment technology.
New Survey: Americans Don’t Think They’ll Get Arrested for Driving High
A new survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicates that nearly 70% of Americans think it’s unlikely a driver will get caught by police for driving while high on marijuana.
Apple and 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 Foundation for Traffic Safety
The new website, AAAFoundation.org, is focused on its four core traffic safety research priorities: emerging technologies, vulnerable road users, driver behavior and performance, and roadway systems and drivers.
AAA Survey on Traffic Safety Reveals Driving Behaviors that Keep Auto Body Shops in Business
An annual survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concludes that while most drivers want a greater level of security behind the wheel, their behaviors often contradict their attitudes about safety.
Vehicle Infotainment Systems Adding to Distracted-Driving Problem, AAA Says
New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers’ eyes and attention off the road and their hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous periods of time, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
AAA Study Indicates Missing One to Two Hours of Sleep Doubles Crash Risk
With drowsy driving involved in more than one in five fatal crashes on U.S. roadways each year, AAA warns drivers that getting less than seven hours of sleep may have deadly consequences.