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AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah

Our commitment to safer roads.

For more than 100 years, AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah, which operates in seven states including Arizona, has helped millions of Members enjoy life. We were founded with a commitment to help people travel safely on roads. Today, we remain committed to that vision by continually testing vehicle technologies, working with policy makers on safety standards, creating partnerships with schools and nonprofits to protect children in cars, and educating the public about driver safety.

To help mark the 100-year anniversary of the AAA School Safety Patrol program, AAA has created a free, downloadable AAA School Safety Lesson Plan as a resource for all teachers. As part of that effort, AAA partnered with Waymo to develop a Lesson Plan module about self-driving cars that encourages students to think about ways to make driving safer and how autonomous vehicles can reduce unsafe behavior such as texting and eating while driving.

AAA believes self-driving technology has the potential to further improve safety, mobility and convenience. We test and evaluate emerging vehicle technologies to educate drivers on their safety benefits and limitations, and provide feedback to the automotive industry. We even introduced a free self-driving shuttle in Las Vegas allowing more than 32,000 riders to experience the new technology for themselves, and tell us how it can be improved.

Quick Facts

  • Government and safety experts estimate that connected and automated vehicles could prevent up to 80% of today’s crashes.
  • A recent AAA survey found that 3 out of 4 U.S. drivers are “afraid” to ride in a self-driving car.
  • Drivers who own vehicles equipped with automated features are 75% more likely to trust the technology than those without it.