Spanish roads don’t melt – so why do ours?

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?

What happens when you drive on a wet road?

By Fiona Frawley When you live in Ireland, “mind the road” isn’t just something you say when people leave the house, it’s a way of life. You never know what kind of road conditions might be thrown at you, but you can pretty much guarantee an aul rain shower no matter what time of year… Continue reading What happens when you drive on a wet road?

Navigating surface water and flooding: The AA Roadwatch Guide

If you’re a regular listener of our traffic bulletins on the radio, you’ll have heard us dishing out advice for all manner of weather conditions that our unpredictable little island likes to throw at us. Rain, wind, snow, ice and even the glare from the sun can all cause issues for motorists. In general, when… Continue reading Navigating surface water and flooding: The AA Roadwatch Guide

Advice for driving on wet roads – AA Ireland

By Kieran Hanley Travelling in wet conditions is hardly out of the norm for Irish drivers, but it still comes with a range of dangers. If you must travel on a wet day, follow our advice below to make your journey as safe as possible. Slow down Reducing your speed is one of the most… Continue reading Advice for driving on wet roads – AA Ireland

Staying Safe on the Road During Winter

Driving during the winter season can be more challenging than at any other time the year as weather conditions can change drastically over the course of a single day. The combination of changing weather, reduced daylight and the increased risk of fatigue kicking in during the pre and post-work commute (for those who must travel… Continue reading Staying Safe on the Road During Winter

The Essential Winter Driving Kit You Need

With the clocks soon going back, the weather likely to change and the nights already feeling longer, it’s safe to say that the winter season is well and truly upon us. While we’re all keeping our fingers crossed that we’ll avoid any major weather events, now is the time to plan for the worst and… Continue reading The Essential Winter Driving Kit You Need

How to Drive on Greasy or Slippery Roads

By Esther O’Moore Donohoe and Lauren Beehan Why are roads greasier after a dry spell? Are roads more slippery when it rains after a dry spell? It’s not something we come across as much in Ireland –  if sunny weather is a distant cousin from America who visits every ten years, rain is our neighbour… Continue reading How to Drive on Greasy or Slippery Roads

What To Do if You Get a Burst Pipe

Burst pipes can be a nightmare and with Storm Emma on the way they are a major concern for many homeowners. Should you meet this experience it is important that you act fast in order to minimise damage. To help you deal with the issue, out AA Home Insurance have put together some tips to follow if… Continue reading What To Do if You Get a Burst Pipe