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

Climate change: Will we be rewarded or punished if we switch to electric vehicles?

In Ireland, transport accounts for one-fifth of greenhouse gases, and road transport is responsible for 96% of those gas emissions. Therefore, it is important that we act accordingly as Irish citizens, by adjusting our own behaviour to meet the challenges posed by climate change and global warming. But in doing so, will there be repercussions… Continue reading Climate change: Will we be rewarded or punished if we switch to electric vehicles?

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

7 New Year’s Resolutions to make 2022 a safer year for driving – AA Ireland

While many of us focus on ideas like getting fitter when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, the start of a new year can be a great time to make some changes to your driving to ensure a safe 2022 on the roads. Here are some tips to drive safely and avoid any mishaps on… Continue reading 7 New Year’s Resolutions to make 2022 a safer year for driving – AA Ireland

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

Avoid making burglary easy this Christmas, AA Ireland warns

AA Ireland is encouraging people to be careful when leaving their car or home unattended during the Christmas season, as opportunistic thieves could be looking to capitalise on security lapses. “Many of us will be out shopping over the Christmas period, and our cars will be left unoccupied. It’s so important to protect your gifts… Continue reading Avoid making burglary easy this Christmas, AA Ireland warns

The dos and don’ts of saving for a mortgage

Did you know saving for a mortgage takes between 2 and 10 years on average? So, if you’re thinking about saving for a mortgage, start now. Don’t put it on the long finger – there will always be an excuse to put it off. What you should do when saving for your mortgage Saving starts… Continue reading The dos and don’ts of saving for a mortgage

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