What’s changing on the M50? What does variable speed limits mean? The M50 will get a new dynamic traffic management system from autumn 2021, as part of the eMOS programme (Enhancing Motorway Operation Services). As a driver, the main thing you’ll see are a new set of overhead digital signs for variable speed limits –… Continue reading What are the new variable speed limits on the M50? 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
Do you know what the numbers at the side of the motorway are, or what the little diamonds along the M50 are about? Ireland’s motorway network has come a long way since the first stretch of the M7 opened in Naas in 1983, but it’s growing and changing all the time, with the addition of… Continue reading From speed limits to diamond symbols – your Motorway FAQs answered
Without doubt, learning to drive has been severely impacted by the pandemic. Since lessons and tests were stopped entirely for about half a year during the Level 5 restrictions, it caused a huge backlog and long delays for those waiting to get their license. Personally, I found it very difficult during the pandemic to practice… Continue reading VIDEO: What You Need To Know About Driving Lesson Delays – 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
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.
No-one wants their journey interrupted by a breakdown on any road, but especially not on a motorway. While motorways are the safest roads we have in Ireland, the hard shoulder is one of the most dangerous areas on any road. Motorway hard shoulders are for emergency use only. You should only stop if it is… Continue reading How To Stay Safe If You Break Down on a Motorway
Here in Ireland, we have a complicated relationship with hot weather – we’re desperate for a few sunny days, until they come, and then half of us immediately pivot to complaining about the heat. While it makes a change from the wintry or rainy weather that’s usually the focus of road safety alerts, hot weather… Continue reading Spanish roads don’t melt – so why do ours?
Summer is in full swing and with the good weather, many motorists will be planning longer trips, especially towards coastal areas. But, driving during the summer months can present some unique challenges such as glare from the sun, your vehicle overheating and keeping your belongings safe. Traffic volumes may also increase on coastal routes and… Continue reading AA Travel Advice During the Summer Months/Hot Weather
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