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Put the Brakes on Distracted Driving

June 21, 2018. John Galvin

Summer is finally here in the Northeast, and many of us will be jumping in the car and taking road trips near and far. During this time, you’re bound to experience more drivers on the road than any other time of year. If you’re like me, you’re also noticing the increasing number of drivers who…

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R.I. Ban on Hand-Held Devices Now in Effect

May 14, 2018. AAA Staff

Drivers talking on hand-held phones in Rhode Island can be ticketed by police and fined up to a $100.

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Distracted Drivers Make Everyone’s Commutes Slower

May 14, 2018. AAA Staff

The next time you’re a few minutes late for work, you could blame it on distracted drivers. After all, the excuse is backed by science. Distracted drivers can slow down commutes by as much as 10 percent, according to David Strayer, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Utah. His research for the AAA Foundation…

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Around the Horn

April 16, 2018. Roberto Cruz

A new report from Experian shows Americans are borrowing more for vehicle purchases and taking longer to pay back loans. The analysis showed car buyers borrowed an average of $31,099 for new vehicles and $19,589 for used vehicles – both records – in the fourth quarter of 2017. On average, Americans take 69 months to…

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Drowsy Driving Endangers Lives

April 16, 2018. John Galvin

The busier our lives get, the more we wish for time to get things done. But according to the experts, what we all need more of is sleep.

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AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Celebrates 70 Years of Safe Driving

March 28, 2018. Sarah Hopkins

In celebration of its 70th anniversary, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is highlighting its four most important research priorities on a new website.

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Curb Cellphone Use to Keep Our Roadways Safe

March 14, 2018. John Galvin

Many years ago, I got my first cellphone. It was larger than the one I have today, and I could only make phone calls on it. Fast-forward to 2018, and cellphones are mini-computers that allow you to talk, text, watch shows, listen to podcasts and buy your favorite products. However, cellphones are also devices that…

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AAA Leads Teen Driving Safety Efforts

February 21, 2018. John Galvin

Helping teens learn to drive safely is one of the most important missions we have at AAA. Why? Because motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. At AAA, our commitment to helping teens drive safely dates to the 1940s. That was the start of our successful driver training…

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New AAA Senior Driving Study Coming Down the Pike

February 14, 2018. Roberto Cruz

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety will soon release new information on the driving habits of older drivers. The research is the second phase of the foundation’s groundbreaking senior driver study, the Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers project, or LongROAD for short. The multiyear project, which began in 2015, has resulted in the largest and…

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Better Drivers Save Lives on the Road

January 15, 2018. John Galvin

At AAA, we focus a lot of our efforts on saving lives. Not many organizations can say that. We’re proud of the work we do. Not only do we rescue people from the side of the road in sometimes precarious situations, but we advocate for safer roads and driver safety. We lobby for legislative changes,…