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
You’ve got the theory test, the learner permit, the lessons, picked out your first car – now it’s time to get your own car insurance policy. While the process can feel like a mystery or a learning curve, it doesn’t have to be. Here’s our guide to what you need and what the options mean.… Continue reading Learner or first time owner? Car insurance explained.
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath delivered Budget 2022 on Tuesday 12th October, which is a package that sees the Government attempt to tackle the rising cost of living. The total budget package is €4.7 billion. So what does Budget 2022 mean in terms of public transport,… Continue reading Budget 2022 hits lowest earning motorists hardest – AA Ireland
Fog can greatly reduce visibility while driving and pose many dangers as a result. In this guide, we’ve laid out the changes you can make to your driving to protect yourself and other road-users when visibility is reduced.
Four small patches of rubber each about the size of your hand are the only parts of the car in touch with the road. So as we approach winter, having the right tyres in good condition and correctly inflated is very important for your safety. Regular checks and maintenance help to make tyres last longer,… Continue reading Everything you need to know about car tyres for safe winter driving – AA Ireland
Amid concern over rising fuel prices in the UK and across the globe, AA Ireland decided to look at what is happening here in Ireland, as our prices are increasing steadily too. “Petrol prices in this country are at an average of 155.9 cents per litre and diesel is at 144.9 cents per litre. Prices… Continue reading Petrol prices on the rise here in Ireland, but no issue on supply – AA 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?
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
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
Updated 4/10/21 What’s changing on the M50? What does variable speed limits mean? The M50’s new dynamic traffic management system is being rolled out from October 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… Continue reading What are the new variable speed limits on the M50? AA Ireland