Press Release Category: Studies

Drowsy Driving: Don’t Be Asleep at the Wheel

New AAA Foundation study shows drowsy driving crashes are eight times higher than federal estimates CHARLOTTE, NC (Feb. 8, 2018)- The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate, according to […]

National Teen Driver Safety Week Shines Light on Teen Crashes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 16, 2017) This week (October 15-21) is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. In 2016, more than 3,500 teens lost their lives and 359,000 were injured in car crashes nationwide. North Carolina saw 67 fatalities as a result of […]

Truck Safety Technology Can Prevent 63,000 Crashes Each Year

AAA Foundation Study Reveals Benefits of Adding Safety Technology to Large Trucks (Sept. 21, 2017)- Equipping large trucks with advanced safety technologies has the potential to prevent up to 63,000 truck related crashes each year, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In 2015, large trucks were involved in more than […]

AAA Study Reveals Annual Driving Costs

Despite higher costs, Carolinians continue to remain loyal to pickup trucks. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 24, 2017) – A new AAA study reveals the cost of owning a 2017 vehicle – with the average cost coming out to $8,469 per year. Of the nine types of cars reviewed (which is four more than the previous years), […]