Budget 2022 hits lowest earning motorists hardest – AA Ireland

Budget 2022. AA Ireland.

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

Everything you need to know about car tyres for safe winter driving – AA Ireland

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

Petrol prices on the rise here in Ireland, but no issue on supply – 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.

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 the days are 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 working order: Two headlights and two white… 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

What are the new variable speed limits on the M50? AA Ireland

Image: TII, from M50 Digital Signs Video 01

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

Thinking of converting a campervan? Here’s what you need to know – AA Ireland

The campervan craze is sweeping the nation. Don’t just take my word for it, look at social media. Every second person is travelling around the country in their cool van, enjoying the comfort of their own kitchens and beds, while also enjoying the wild outdoors. If you’re on a budget and aren’t willing to invest… Continue reading Thinking of converting a campervan? Here’s what you need to know – 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