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AAA: Nearly 71 Million People Expected to Travel over July 4th Week

AAA: Nearly 71 Million People Expected to Travel over July 4th Week

AAA Northern New England projects 3.5 million New Englanders will head 50 miles or more from home over the Independence Day holiday travel period which is a 5.1% increase over last year. Nationally AAA projects 70.9 million travelers. For the first time,...


Is the EV Hype Over?

Is the EV Hype Over?

The most recent annual consumer survey by AAA on Electric Vehicles (EVs) indicates a decline in consumer interest in purchasing EVs. Only 18% of U.S. adults say they would be "very likely" or "likely" to buy a new or used EV (not a hybrid) - down from...




Fast on the Freeway Can Lead to Fury on the Side Streets

Fast on the Freeway Can Lead to Fury on the Side Streets

Raising speed limits on highways could lead to more crashes on nearby roads, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This "spillover effect" creates unintended safety hazards for local communities that might not be involved in...


AAA-HOSTS TSA PRE CHECK EVENTS

AAA-HOSTS TSA PRE CHECK EVENTS

Air travelers looking to minimize the time and hassle of TSA screenings can obtain Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pre check screening approval with ease at three AAA events during April and May in Maine. TSA Pre Check agents will enroll...


AAA: Traveling Tips During the Solar Eclipse

AAA: Traveling Tips During the Solar Eclipse

The first total solar eclipse in the U.S. in seven years will take place today on April 8th, and many rural areas in Northern New England are along the eclipse’s path are preparing for an influx of traffic. There will be many great viewing spots for the...


2024 AAA Car Guide – EVs Reign Supreme

2024 AAA Car Guide – EVs Reign Supreme

AAA awards the 2023 All Electric Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC SUV with the overall top score for the 2024 Car Guide. This year, all category winners are either electric, plug-in electric hybrids or hybrids. Additionally, the SUV category was divided into...


Distracted Driving Awareness Month Press Event

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Press Event

  When:              10:30AM Wednesday, April 3rd                     Where:             Maine Department of Public Safety (Front entrance outside or Fallen Heros room)                             Central Maine Commerce Center 500 Civic Center Dr,...


The Quiet Killer Stalking Our Roads – Drowsy Driving

The Quiet Killer Stalking Our Roads – Drowsy Driving

Driving while battling the urge to fall asleep is a familiar feeling for many. However, soon-to-be-published research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals the shocking lethality of drowsy driving. And with Daylight Saving Time approaching...

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