Since 1902, traffic safety programs have distinguished AAA as the leader in helping to prevent life-threatening incidents to motorists, pedestrians, school bus riders, and bicyclists.
Costs associated with these programs, many of which include the donations of supplies, are continually rising. Due to the fact that AAA is a not-for-profit, tax-paying organization, it was becoming more challenging for the auto club to fund these critical safety programs. In 1987, this obstacle steered the local motoring and travel club to establish its non-profit Minneapolis Auto Club Foundation for Safety.
Donations to the Foundation, generously given by AAA members with their AAA renewal payments, fund an expanding menu of AAA Minneapolis traffic safety programs.
The Foundationís strength is vital to the overall promotion of traffic safety practices in Hennepin County. The Foundationís key functions are equipping and supporting the AAA School Safety Patrol program; providing traffic safety and alcohol use education; promoting motoring, bus, bicycle, and pedestrian safety; and supporting driver education for teens and mature drivers.
The Minneapolis Auto Club Foundation for Safety serves as an active safety resource from which schools, communities, and local law enforcement agencies can draw. Materials, such as safety DVDs, videotapes, software, posters, literature, and teaching guides, are made available to individuals, groups, and schools at no charge.