AAA IN THE COMMUNITY

AAA IN THE COMMUNITY

We're always with you®

We're always with you®

Serving the needs of motorists since 1902

It’s not often that a company can remain vital for more than a century, but AAA has survived and thrived because we’ve never lost sight of our mission to help our members – and by extension, our larger community – meet their ever-changing needs.

ADVOCACY - SO MUCH MORE THAN YOU KNOW

Traffic Safety

“I was delighted to read AAA sponsored this new law. That is exactly why I am glad to be a AAA member: because your organization can help me take care of these kinds of matters, so I can concentrate more on my family and other responsibilites in life. Thank you for helping me on so many levels.”

Erick G,
AAA member expressing gratitude for AAA motorist advocacy efforts

Advocacy Initiatives

Helping to ensure taxes and fees paid by motorists are fair, reasonable, and used to effectively improve roads, transit and safety, as well as opposing unfair tax and fee increases.

 

Advocating for fair treatment and choice for automotive consumers when they buy, maintain, and operate their vehicles.

Supporting legislation and public policies that effectively improve traffic safety for all road users, such as establishing effective speed zoning for safer roads.

Sponsoring or supporting legislation to reduce drunk driving through use of ignition interlocks, DUI checkpoints, and other impaired driving deterrents.

Sponsoring laws targeted at improving safety for:

  • Teen drivers, such as Graduated Driver Licensing laws
  • Child passengers, such as the booster seat law
  • All drivers

 

TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

Youth and Families
Teen Drivers
Senior Drivers

TRAFFIC SAFETY ISSUES

ENVIRONMENT AND AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH CENTER

Founded in 1965 to study the connection between cars and smog pollution, the Automotive Research Center (ARC) has assisted in establishing effective practices to reduce vehicle emissions, providing consumers with more accurate fuel economy (MPG) information and informing consumers about their options when considering alternative-fuel vehicles. Over the decades, ARC has contributed to many environmental programs and research initiatives such as:

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New AAA fleet vehicles include All Electric Drive cars, designed to maximize efficiency and reduce greenhouse gasses.

Testing new vehicles based on "real world" consumer needs and reports results to members via AAA Traveler magazine. Also, reporting safety defects to manufacturers/agencies to ensure public safety.

Based on extensive studies by ARC, the federal Environmental Protection Agency changed its regulations regarding posted mileage estimates on vehicles for sale. Those mileage estimates now better reflect the "real world" mileage that average drivers can actually expect.

Publishing an annual "Green Car Guide" evaluating high-mileage gas-powered and alternative fuel vehicles based on fuel economy and consumer-friendly criteria such as roominess, comfort, ease of use, and crashworthiness.

Testing after-market products that claim to improve vehicle mileage. None of the products tested to date have actually lived up to the manufacturer's claims of significantly improving fuel economy.

Publishing information to help motorists conserve fuel consumption and save money, including:

Gas Watcher's Guide: Tips for Conserving Fuel, Saving Money and Protecting the Environment

Your Driving Costs: How Much Are You Really Paying to Drive?

 

AAA is conducting a multi-year Electric Car Research Project using a fleet of EVs, including 20 smart All Electric Drive vehicles. The project provides information to consumers about how electric cars may fit into their lives.

SUPPORT AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR EDUCATION

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Auto Skills

AAA co-sponsors Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills, an annual nationwide contest that encourages young people to choose careers in automotive repair. The contest showcases the technical skills of thousands of graduating high school automotive technicians, culminating in the national finals in Detroit at Ford's Headquarters. More than $3 million in scholarships are offered to participants.


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