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AAA NEWS RELEASE | Michigan Gas Prices Rise 7 Cents

Michigan Business Network
January 13, 2020 2:00 PM

AAA: MICHIGAN GAS PRICES RISE 7 CENTS COMPARED TO LAST WEEK

The Michigan state average is 44 cents more than this time last year

DEARBORN, Mich., (January 13, 2020) - Gas prices in Michigan are up 7 cents compared to last week.  Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $2.60 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 8 cents more than this time last month and about 44 cents more than this time last year.

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AAA | The Auto Club Group and AAA Carolinas Merge and Combine Operations

Michigan Business Network
January 9, 2020 8:00 AM

Now with 13.5 million members, The Auto Club Group is the second largest AAA club in North America

DEARBORN, Mich., (January 9, 2020) —In an effort to provide the best experience for AAA members, The Auto Club Group (ACG) and AAA Carolinas have merged and have combined operations.

 

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AAA NEWS RELEASE | AAA Urges Motorists to Celebrate the Holidays Safely

Michigan Business Network
December 23, 2019 12:00 PM

Almost 54 percent of 2018 Christmas time traffic deaths in Michigan were alcohol-involved

DEARBORN, Mich., (December 23, 2019) — With the holiday season upon us, as many Michiganders are out celebrating and finalizing party plans, AAA-The Auto Club Group is issuing a statewide Holiday Reminderurging motorists to take extra precautions NOWto help make their celebrations safe.  The end of the year Holiday Season can dangerous.  According to 2018 statistics, almost 54 percent of all the traffic deaths during the Christmas time period (6pm Dec 21, 2018-11:59pm Dec 25, 2018) in Michigan were alcohol -involved.

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AAA NEWS RELEASE | Michigan Gas Prices Hold Steady

Michigan Business Network
December 23, 2019 11:00 AM

The Michigan state average is up 1 cent compared to last week

DEARBORN, Mich., (December 23, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan are up 1 cent compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.49 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 5 cents less than this time last month and 33 cents more than this time last year.
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AAA | Long-Term Use of Advanced Driver Assistance Technologies Can Result in Disengaged Drivers

Michigan Business Network
December 20, 2019 4:00 PM

As drivers develop more experience and comfort using advanced driver assistance systems, they are also more likely to drive distracted while using the systems

DEARBORN, Mich., (December 17, 2019) — Drivers with experience using advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist, were nearly twice as likely to engage in distracted driving while using the systems compared to when they were driving without the systems, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

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AAA | More than 3.6 Million Michigan Travelers will Break Holiday Records

Michigan Business Network
December 19, 2019 11:00 AM

A record 115.6 million Americans will be traveling this year

More than 3.6 million Michiganders are expected to travel for the holidays this year. More Americans than ever on record – 115.6 million – will travel this holiday season, from Sunday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Jan. 1. That is the most in nearly 20 years since AAA began tracking in 2000, and represents an increase of 3.9% over last year. More than 104 million of those holiday travelers will drive to their destinations and, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, expects delays to be the worst on Thursday, Dec. 26, with afternoon delays reaching nearly double congestion-free drive times in major U.S. cities.
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AAA | Offers Free Great Pretenders Party Guide

Michigan Business Network
December 17, 2019 12:00 PM

DEARBORN, Mich.,— As part of its ongoing commitment to traffic safety advocacy and  drunk/drugged  driving prevention,  AAA is making a print and online version of itsThe Great Pretenders Party Guideavailable at no cost to the public.  Just in time for holiday party planning, the guide includes safe celebration tips along with great alcohol-free drink and appetizer recipes.

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AAA 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast

Michigan Business Network
November 15, 2019 11:00 AM

AAA: More Than 1.7 Million Michiganders Taking to the Roads and Skies this Thanksgiving

The most since 2005; INRIX predicts record delays on Wednesday

DEARBORN, Mich., (November 14, 2019) — More than 1.7 million Michiganders are expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. Nationwide, more than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home. This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, trailing only the record set in 2005. Overall, an additional 1.6 million more people will travel compared with last year, a 2.9% increase. The vast majority of holiday travelers will drive to their destinations and, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, expects Wednesday afternoon to be the worst travel period nationally, with trips taking as much at four times longer than normal in major metros.

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AAA NEWS RELEASE | Gas Prices Jump by Eleven Cents

Michigan Business Network
November 11, 2019 11:00 AM

Shorter supplies and greater demand drive prices 

DEARBORN, Mich., (date) - Gas prices in Michigan are increasing. The average price for gasoline jumped eleven cents last week.

Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $2.52 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday's state average is eleven cents more than a week ago, nine cents less than this time last month, and nine cents less than this time last year.

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AAA NEWS RELEASE | Addressing Changes in Driving Comfort Early Can Keep Older Adults Driving Longer

Michigan Business Network
November 7, 2019 5:00 PM

Lack of comfort or confidence on the road can cause older adults to make unnecessary changes or reduce their driving

DEARBORN, Mich., (November 7, 2019) — Older adults with discomfort or low confidence while driving are adjusting their driving patterns to avoid driving at night, on the freeway, in afternoon rush hour traffic, or in unfamiliar areas, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Some of the self-regulated changes older drivers make can be unnecessary and do not always improve safety. In order to extend their mobility and reduce risk on the road, AAA recommends older drivers consult a healthcare professional when feelings of driving discomfort arise.

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