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7Seniors Ready For Tougher Driving Laws To Protect Them From Themselves

Older Americans support regulations that require renewing their license in person and passing a medical screening

New research indicates that older folks understand that there's a concern about their safety as drivers, and suggests they are willing to accept measures that could potentially keep them off the highways.

14Seniors ready for tougher driving laws to protect them from themselves

The American populace is getting older, and that means more senior citizens behind the wheel in the coming years. According to a study commissioned by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, people over the age of 65 already make up 17 percent of the driving population, and 68 percent of those over 85 are still on the road five or more days per week. However, new research indicates that older folks understand that there's a concern about their safety as drivers, and the study suggests they are wi

7Automakers promise better protection for drivers' data

Critics Say New Measures Don't Go Far Enough In Securing Information

"Automakers believe that strong consumer data privacy protections are essential to maintaining the trust of our customers." – Mitch Bainwol

10Drowsy driving involved in 21 percent of fatal car accidents [w/video]

AAA Says Fatigue-Related Crashes Significantly Underreported

AAA estimates drowsy driving is responsible for 6,400 deaths a year.

10Teens Need Parent Involvement To Stay Safe While Driving

Studies show young drivers need to put their phones down and buckle up

While deaths are trending downward, this week's National Teen Driver Safety week serves as a reminder that car accidents remain the number one killer of kids in the US.

485AAA Could Discontinue Billboards That Warn Of Speed Traps

Notorious Florida town has dismantled a police force that imposed ticket quotas

Most people have never heard of Waldo, Florida, a tiny town of about 1,000 residents that lies along Route 310 between Gainesville and Jacksonville. But motorists who have driven through the tiny community may know it all too well.

51One of America's most notorious speed trap cities disbands police force

In 2003, AAA took the unprecedented step of erecting billboards to warn motorists of speed traps ahead

205Gas Price Average Drops To Lowest Level For 2014

Cheap crude and cold weather blends driving down fuel prices

AAA's predictions of cheap gas for the coming fall season are already being realized. The cheapest average price for the whole year was beat Wednesday, as the average cost of a gallon of unleaded hit $3.27, beating February's price of $3.29.

21Hello, Siri? Please don't crash the car

AAA Finds Voice-Recognition Software Still Distracts Drivers

Hands on the wheel and eyes on the road? You could still be distracted while driving.

487Prices At The Pump Head Below $3 In Much Of US

By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an average gasoline price of less than $3 a gallon

The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country.

86Driver's Education Helps Reduce Teen Crash Rates

AAA research finds modest gains, but knowledge rates still 'quite low'

At a time when fewer students are participating in driver's education, a new study reaffirms the value of such classes.

48This Labor Day, low gas prices mean more cars on the road [w/video]

It's not hard to understand, when gas prices go up, Americans sometimes drive less on national holidays. This year, though gas prices are lower than they have been right before Labor Day since 2010, and that means the American Automobile Association (AAA) is predicting that the number of people taking a road trip of more than 50 miles is expected to rise compared to last year. AAA says that 35 million people will make a 50+ mile trip this year, the highest number since 2008 and up 1.3 percent fr

12AAA finds stop-start could save you $179 a year

That silence you hear? It's a month's worth of payments on the family car-insurance plan not being spent on an idling engine. That's one way to look at new numbers out from the AAA that say stop-start engine technology will save drivers a solid chunk of change in the form of lower refueling costs. If only more automakers would embrace the tech for their vehicles.

33Fourth Of July is a terrible day to be on the road

Gas Prices Expected To Be Highest In Six Years

Planning a road trip over the Independence Day weekend? After reading this, you may want to just stay home. Experts say drivers will endure heavy traffic, high gas prices and high numbers of traffic fatalities on the nation's roadways throughout the July 4 weekend.

18AAA says Tesla Model S is the best green car available

AAA has released its 2014 Green Car Guide (PDF), a 140-page document that discusses what it means to be green, how to be a greener driver, how to shop for green cars, what choices are available and what green cars are on the horizon. Most importantly, the guide evaluates and ranks 83 different green vehicles, from high-mileage gasoline vehicles to battery electric cars, and everything in between. This year's king of green vehicles, according to AAA, is the Tesla Model S.

228More than half of America willing to pay higher fuel taxes for better roads [w/poll]

The gas tax and diesel taxes haven't been increased since 1993.

13Car Ownership Costs Less, New Study Finds

Fuel, tires and insurance costs all dropped

AAA has good news for car owners tired of feeling the pinch of car ownership: The cost of owning and operating a car has gone down in the last year.

56How much does your car really cost?

It's easy to get wrapped up in certain aspects of a new car, like its speed, agility or looks while ignoring more pragmatic things like cost of ownership or residual values. The 2013 AAA Your Driving Costs report, though, indicates that these more mundane aspects of car ownership may be what are leaving us so darn broke each month.

47AAA warns cold weather kills EV range, ignores effect on gas cars

The AAA sent out a new press release today warning about the effects of extreme temperatures on electric vehicle range. The numbers are kind of astounding: "nearly 60 percent lower in extreme cold and 33 percent lower in extreme heat." Wow, right? Well, sort of.

89Junk Mail Reminds Grieving Dad Of Daughter's Car Crash

OfficeMax incident latest cause for concern over automotive privacy

An Illinois father grieving the loss of his daughter in a car accident found a disturbing piece of junk mail when he went to his mailbox last week.

84AAA Urges Better Protection For Drivers' Privacy Rights

Motor club wants stricter handling of driving data

One week after a government report detailed how car companies keep data on the whereabouts of millions of drivers, one of the nation's leading motor clubs is urging car companies to better protect consumer privacy.

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