How To Use Your Car Lights Correctly – AA Ireland

Driving a vehicle with defective lights is illegal, so it’s important to check them regularly. Now that we are heading into winter and the days are getting shorter, why not brush up on your knowledge of how to use your car lights correctly.  Firstly, under Irish law, all cars must have the following lights in… Continue reading How To Use Your Car Lights Correctly – AA Ireland

Summer driving checklist

It’s another year of “staycations” and holidays at home, so as the weather improves, many of us will be taking day trips and longer journeys across Ireland. Before your mind wanders to scenic trips along the west coast, it’s important to ensure your car is ready and prepared for the longer journeys the summer months… Continue reading Summer driving checklist

Getting your vehicle back on the road post Covid-19 restrictions

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(Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash) According to figures supplied by the Department of Transport, the number of vehicles declared off the road has fallen by almost 19% since the early days of the pandemic. In May 2019, 9,940 vehicles were declared off the road, and this figure increased by 15% to 11,476 in May 2020, but this… Continue reading Getting your vehicle back on the road post Covid-19 restrictions

June Bank Holiday Public Transport Arrangements 2021

You can expect changes to public transport schedules if you’re planning a journey over the June Bank Holiday weekend. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled these changes for Dublin Bus, Luas, Go Ahead, Irish Rail (including DART) and Bus Éireann below. Remember that capacity has now increased to 50% on most services, you are required by law to wear a face covering… Continue reading June Bank Holiday Public Transport Arrangements 2021

Safety On The Road After Lockdown

Following months of travel restrictions, it’s likely you haven’t made very many long car trips in the past while. Now that intercounty travel has resumed, it’s a good time to carry out a few car safety checks to ensure that everything’s running as it should be. This handy blog will cover some essential checks and… Continue reading Safety On The Road After Lockdown

May Bank Holiday Public Transport Arrangements 2021

If you’re planning a journey over the May Bank Holiday weekend, you can expect changes to public transport schedules. We’ve compiled these changes for Dublin Bus, Luas, Go Ahead, Irish Rail (including DART) and Bus Éireann for you below. Remember that public transport should be used for essential journeys only and that travel restrictions are still in place country wide. You… Continue reading May Bank Holiday Public Transport Arrangements 2021

Easter 2021 Public Transport Arrangements

If you’re planning an essential journey over the Easter weekend, you can expect some changes to public transport schedules. We’ve compiled these changes for Dublin Bus, Luas, Irish Rail (including DART) and Bus Éireann for you below. Remember that you are now required by law to wear a face covering, it’s advisable to pay your fare through contactless methods and most operators have… Continue reading Easter 2021 Public Transport Arrangements

Animals on the road – what do you do?

Many Irish animals have made traffic headlines when they’ve wandered close to motorways and busy commuter routes during rush-hour. Dogs, sheep, bulls, swans and even a peacock, have found themselves in a sticky situation and strayed onto the roadway. In 2017, an AA survey found that 13% of drivers had been involved in an incident… Continue reading Animals on the road – what do you do?

What happens when you drive on a wet road?

By Fiona Frawley When you live in Ireland, “mind the road” isn’t just something you say when people leave the house, it’s a way of life. You never know what kind of road conditions might be thrown at you, but you can pretty much guarantee an aul rain shower no matter what time of year… Continue reading What happens when you drive on a wet road?