American Automobile Association

The AAA (triple -A), whose full name is American Automobile Association, is with 46 million members, the largest traffic Club of the USA and thus the American counterpart to the German ADAC, with which it cooperates.

The American Automobile Association was founded on March 4, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio. Main demand was the construction of better roads. The AAA members are organized in local and regional groups, which form the actual AAA. The AAA road maps published since 1905 and Hotel Guide since 1917.

The AAA was until 1955 worked as a motor sport federation, the national championships wrote out, but this was discontinued after serious accidents in (Indianapolis and Le Mans). The United States Automobile Club took over the motorsports activities.

Despite his lobbying for the automobile, the AAA supported the former 55 - mph limit. From the " Show Your Card & Save" program of the AAA and its maps and guides also benefit foreign tourists, unless they are members of the Partners The Automobile Association ( UK ), Canadian Automobile Association or the ADAC.


  • AAA's official website
  • Automobile Club
  • Sports Association (United States)
  • National Sports Association (United States)
  • Established in 1902
  • Cleveland
  • Organization ( Ohio)