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AAA Calls On Manufacturers To Stop Dropping Spares From New Cars

Automakers are shedding weight from vehicles any way they can in their attempts to meet stricter federal fuel-economy requirements. That includes eliminating spare tires.


Test Shows Autonomous Parking Systems Perform Better Than Humans

Drivers are steering clear of autonomous parking systems, even as new research shows cars are more adept at parallel parking than humans.


The national average price of gasoline this Labor Day weekend will be its lowest at this time of year since 2004, a result of low oil prices and a quiet hurricane season that has allowed refineries to churn out gasoline and diesel.


The price of a barrel of crude oil is at its lowest level for this time of year since 2004. AAA says pump prices should be under $2 per gallon, but that's not the case.


The American Automobile Association says that gasoline prices are they lowest they've been for this time of year since 2009, the average price for a gallon of gas was $2.66 on July 31.


Stronger economy, cheap gas expected to spur holiday travel

A stronger economy, rising consumer confidence and cheap gasoline will likely have Americans traveling in big numbers this Independence Day.


AAA Says Most Drivers Get Better Numbers Than Sticker Ratings

One in three drivers don't trust the fuel-economy numbers printed on window stickers of new cars are accurate. Those drivers have good reason to be skeptical.


But Teens Still Have High Crash Rates, Pose Danger To Others

Teen drivers are far less likely to be involved in fatal car accidents today than at any other point over the past two decades.


Wide Support For Copyright-Law Exemption That Ensures Vehicle Access

Hundreds of independent mechanics, gearheads and automotive enthusiasts have come together and implored the US Copyright office to protect their right to repair cars.

Not everyone can afford a fancy electric car. Click here for AAA's Top Green Cars graded a cost-per-point basis.


EV's Spot At The Top Secured For Second Year In A Row

The 2015 AAA Green Car Guide is back to rank the vehicles in the segment. The organization gave the top spot to the Tesla Model S once again, but named the Nissan Versa SV the best buy.


Cell-Phone Use And Passengers Are Top Crash Factors, Says AAA

Distracted driving is a far more significant cause of teen-driving accidents than previously realized, according to new research.


A third of Americans have a family member who was seriously injured in a car crash, but many continue their dangerous driving habits.


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.


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


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


AAA Says Fatigue-Related Crashes Significantly Underreported

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


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.


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.


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


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.

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