Around 1 in 10 motorists admit to taking ‘morning after’ driving risk

According to a recent AA Ireland survey of over 5,000 motorists, around 1 in 10 respondents admitted that in the past year they have driven the day after a night out while possibly still over the legal blood-alcohol limit. In the survey of 5,304 AA customers, respondents were also asked if they have travelled with… Continue reading Around 1 in 10 motorists admit to taking ‘morning after’ driving risk

How to activate a child lock in your car – AA Ireland

If you’re doing the school run, it may be a good idea to become familiar with the child safety locks in your car. Every parent knows that children are prone to becoming restless, particularly when travelling in the back seat. Therefore, it’s best to err on the side of caution and activate the child locks… Continue reading How to activate a child lock in your car – AA Ireland

AA Ireland’s tips for keeping children safe in cars

Travelling with children has its fair share of challenges, but keeping the tots safe in the car is always the priority. It’s the new year, so why not take some time to check that your car is kitted out with the correct equipment for keeping young passengers safe. Child restraint systems As stated by law,… Continue reading AA Ireland’s tips for keeping children safe in cars

Mother Nature’s trickiest winter driving conditions

Ground frost, wet leaves and a blindingly low sun are the natural occurrences most likely to cause drivers to be involved in a near miss or a collision during winter.  Therefore, the AA is urging motorists to be extra careful on the roads over the coming weeks, paying particular attention to vulnerable road users such… Continue reading Mother Nature’s trickiest winter driving conditions

How to pass The Driver Theory Test in 2022

Your journey to a full driver’s licence and the independence it provides begins with the theory test. While it might seem scary, we have all been there. With a bit of preparation and effort, you will be on the road in no time. The theory test is a multiple-choice exam that will test your knowledge on:… Continue reading How to pass The Driver Theory Test in 2022

AA Ireland’s tips for de-frosting your car

It’s the moment we all dread: you’re already late, rushing out the door, tripping over kids and dogs and then you see it – a smooth crystal sheen across the windscreen. Maybe it’s condensation. You brace yourself and tentatively drag a finger across. No. Frost. Anything but frost. You start to wonder how this morning… Continue reading AA Ireland’s tips for de-frosting your car

Road Safety Authority launches new Road Safety Strategy – aiming to half the number of road deaths

The Road Safety Authority has launched the fifth government Road Safety Strategy. The primary aim of the new initiative is to reduce the number of road deaths and serious injuries on Irish roads by 50% over the next 10 years. This means reducing deaths on Ireland’s roads annually from 144 to 72 or lower and… Continue reading Road Safety Authority launches new Road Safety Strategy – aiming to half the number of road deaths

AA Ireland warns of drink-driving dangers ahead of the festive season

With more and more people likely to be out on the roads over the next couple of weeks, motorists are being warned of the dangers posed by drink-driving ahead of the Christmas and New Year season. While many will be enjoying the time off with friends and family, it is important to remember that where… Continue reading AA Ireland warns of drink-driving dangers ahead of the festive season

Are e-scooters safe for ALL road users? AA Ireland

Three organisations have expressed their concerns recently about the safety of e-scooter use in Ireland. They say the Government has not considered the needs of disabled pedestrians in the new Road Traffic Bill – including people who are blind or vision impaired, wheelchair users or elderly people. The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI), along… Continue reading Are e-scooters safe for ALL road users? AA Ireland

12 Vital Checks To Get Your Car Winter Ready

Winter can be a trying time for motorists. Once the dark evenings, cold temperatures and stormy weather are upon us, we are much more likely to suffer a car breakdown. Storms can bring down trees while crashes are much more common, and wet weather can cause traffic congestion by itself, as motorists wisely heed advice… Continue reading 12 Vital Checks To Get Your Car Winter Ready