American Automobile Association (AAA), federation of American automobile clubs, est. 1902. AAA provides a number of benefits to its members, including emergency road service; national and international travel assistance, e.g., state maps, guidebooks, and trip routing; financial and credit services; and automobile, life, and other insurance. Headquartered in Heathrow, Fla., the organization also lobbies for improved highways and for sensible, uniform laws and taxation relating to motor vehicles. In the early 2000s AAA had a membership of more than four million.
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