Road Rage in Ireland – an AA Ireland report

As 7 in 10 drivers tell us they have been on the receiving end of someone else’s road rage, The AA’s Lauren Beehan looks into the forms this rage can take, what the causes are, and how you should react if it happens to you. What do you picture when you hear the words “road… Continue reading Road Rage in Ireland – an AA Ireland report

Only 1 third of drivers plan to buy another traditional petrol or diesel car – AA Ireland.

Only one third of drivers plan to buy another standard petrol or diesel car, according to a recent poll by AA Ireland – but most of those who change will choose a hybrid rather than a fully electric car. The majority of the 8,241 drivers surveyed said that their next vehicle would not be a… Continue reading Only 1 third of drivers plan to buy another traditional petrol or diesel car – AA Ireland.

3 in 5 drivers “never” use their phone while driving – AA Ireland

By Anna Cullen and Lauren Beehan Most drivers never use their phone handheld while driving, but half think that phone use by others is getting worse. Those are the findings of a recent poll of 2,617 motorists by AA Ireland. Around half of motorists (48.2%) said the overall problem of phone use while driving has got… Continue reading 3 in 5 drivers “never” use their phone while driving – AA Ireland

1 in 3 Saw Drop in Insurance Prices in 2018, Survey finds.

A recent survey by AA Car Insurance found that 1 in 3 drivers saw their premiums decrease in 2018. The study of over 5,000 showed that 18% of respondents ‘strongly agreed’ that their 2018 premium was lower than it had been the year prior; 14% ‘somewhat agreed’ with this statement. At the other end of… Continue reading 1 in 3 Saw Drop in Insurance Prices in 2018, Survey finds.

Just 1 in 4 Motorists Consider Adding Partner To Policy

Just over a quarter of Irish motorists describe themselves as very likely to add another driver to their policy in an attempt to reduce their motor insurance costs. As part of an AA Car Insurance survey of over 3,000 Irish motorists, 27.74% of respondents stated that they were very likely to add another driver to… Continue reading Just 1 in 4 Motorists Consider Adding Partner To Policy

Cost of Motor Insurance Key Motorist Issue for 2017

Following significant increases in the cost of motor insurance in recent years, almost 95% of motorists view rising premiums as a “very important” issue for the year ahead. 94.46% of over 7,000 respondents to an AA Motor Insurance survey viewed the issue of rising premiums as highly important for the year ahead, with a further… Continue reading Cost of Motor Insurance Key Motorist Issue for 2017

1 in 5 Likely to Change Car before 2018, AA Finds

Almost one in 10 of motorists intend on changing their car before July 2017, with over 20% planning a change before the end of the year according to recent research carried out by AA Ireland. 9.05% of the over 7,000 respondents to an AA Motor Insurance Survey carried out in January 2017 stated that they… Continue reading 1 in 5 Likely to Change Car before 2018, AA Finds

4 in 10 Motorists Stopped by Garda in Last 6 Months

More than 4 out of every 10 drivers have been stopped at a Garda checkpoint in the last 6 months, with an examination of tax, insurance and NCT identified as the most common reason to be stopped. In a survey carried out by AA Ireland Motor Insurance in October of this year, 41.54% of motorists… Continue reading 4 in 10 Motorists Stopped by Garda in Last 6 Months

9% of Motorists Admit Kids Are Driving Distraction

The AA is urging motorists to take all precautions necessary when travelling with children as back-to-school season gets underway, after 9% of drivers admitted to having been involved in collisions or near-misses while attending to a child in the car. An AA survey of almost 11’000 motorists found that 7.5% of drivers had been involved in… Continue reading 9% of Motorists Admit Kids Are Driving Distraction

Penalty Points: 80% of Motorists Favour Safety Course

8 in 10 drivers support the introduction of a system whereby drivers guilty of certain offences can attend a Driver Safety Course to avoid having penalty points added to their license. According to an AA Motor Insurance survey of almost 11,000 motorists 46.5% of respondents stated that they “strongly support” the introduction of these courses in… Continue reading Penalty Points: 80% of Motorists Favour Safety Course