What You Need To Know About Ireland’s ‘Slow Down Day’ 2021 – AA Ireland

Slow down. It’s a long-standing message but one that is always worth repeating, which is why AA Ireland are pleased to support National Slow Down Day, a road safety initiative led by An Garda Síochána. Slow Down Day For Drivers Running from 7am on Thursday 21st to 7am on Friday 22nd October, the campaign urges… Continue reading What You Need To Know About Ireland’s ‘Slow Down Day’ 2021 – AA Ireland

49% of people think e-scooters should be made legal in Ireland – AA Ireland

Around 49% of people think e-scooters should be made legal in Ireland, while 39% do not think they should, according to a recent poll of 8,241 AA customers by AA Ireland.  It comes following the announcement on Tuesday that Cabinet approved a new Road Traffic Bill, which legislates the use of e-scooters and e-bikes on Irish… Continue reading 49% of people think e-scooters should be made legal in Ireland – AA Ireland

Vehicle adaptation – what’s available for drivers or passengers with disabilities?

A wheelchair accessible Volkswagen Caddy. Photo: Motability Ireland

There have never been so many ways to adapt vehicles for drivers and passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility. From specially adapted vehicles with different controls for drivers, to wheelchair accessible vehicles with or without lifts, there are more options than ever. However, choosing the right vehicle and the right adaptation can seem daunting, and… Continue reading Vehicle adaptation – what’s available for drivers or passengers with disabilities?

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

Which lane, which indicator – how to use roundabouts. AA Ireland

Walkinstown, Dunkettle, Polestar, Bundle of Sticks, Browne… The roundabout is a common feature on Irish roads, and sometimes it feels like every driver has a pet roundabout that they just hate. Roundabouts, or “gyratory circuses” as they were once known (yes, really), are generally installed to make a junction safer and keep traffic flowing. They… Continue reading Which lane, which indicator – how to use roundabouts. 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

5 Essential Back to School Car Checks

‘Back to School’ season is officially upon us. With the end of the summer holidays and all children now returning to school, many of us will see our morning travel patterns change slightly. While you may be busy coping with children desperately trying to avoid the fact that they’ll soon be back in the classroom,… Continue reading 5 Essential Back to School Car Checks

So long, L-plates: you’ve passed the test, what next? AA Ireland

So you’ve made it through the lessons, the waiting list and now the test itself – congratulations! Passing the text makes you a qualified driver, but you still have some steps to go and a two-year novice period ahead of you. Don’t treat the test like it’s the end of all learning; you’ll keep coming… Continue reading So long, L-plates: you’ve passed the test, what next? AA Ireland

How to book theory tests, apply for learner permits and arrange driving lessons – AA Ireland

Learning to drive can be a daunting experience for some or smooth sailing for others, nobody’s experience is ever the same. While I can’t say my own experience of learning to drive has been easy, I can say that I got there in the end. Conking, coasting, parallel parking and three-point-turns – we’ve all been… Continue reading How to book theory tests, apply for learner permits and arrange driving lessons – AA Ireland

What causes vehicle fires? The AA guide to preventing and dealing with car fires.

How likely is your car to catch fire while you’re driving it? It’s the stuff of nightmares – seeing smoke or flames appear as you’re secured inside a moving vehicle. Thankfully, it’s not very likely. Despite the number of combustible materials that comprise a vehicle, most drivers won’t ever experience a spontaneous vehicle fire, and… Continue reading What causes vehicle fires? The AA guide to preventing and dealing with car fires.