Road Rage in Ireland – an AA Ireland report

As 7 in 10 drivers tell us they have been on the receiving end of someone else’s road rage, The AA’s Lauren Beehan looks into the forms this rage can take, what the causes are, and how you should react if it happens to you. What do you picture when you hear the words “road… Continue reading Road Rage in Ireland – an AA Ireland report

AA launches revealing report in the wake of new gender equalization rules

Men in Ireland are more confident but more reckless behind the wheel than their female counterparts according to a new gender analysis report issued today by AA Motor Insurance.  While males, particularly young male drivers, are broadly known to present a higher insurance risk, the AA’s report further breaks down driver behaviours to allow for… Continue reading AA launches revealing report in the wake of new gender equalization rules

AA reveals top five reasons for near misses on motorways

The AA is calling on motorists to respect the rules of the road, stay alert and have a full tank of fuel when taking to the motorways for their return journeys this bank holiday Monday.  To highlight the importance of obeying driving rules in particular, the motor insurance provider has released findings on the main… Continue reading AA reveals top five reasons for near misses on motorways

Half of those with penalty points feel they were caught fairly, half felt hard done

Ireland’s penalty points system is undoubtedly working and enjoys broad support but when motorists are caught some are inclined to feel hard done by. In a poll of 4,000 motorists who had received penalty points at least once nearly half felt aggrieved to some extent. 46.4% of respondents felt the circumstances in which they had… Continue reading Half of those with penalty points feel they were caught fairly, half felt hard done

Donegal drivers most likely to pull in and help stranded motorists

Opening up the debate of whether to stop and help or to prioritize personal safety, AA Rescue has today published results of a contentious poll question which asks drivers whether or not they would kick into “good Samaritan mode” or simply keep driving if they came across a stranded motorist. The poll question which specifically… Continue reading Donegal drivers most likely to pull in and help stranded motorists

"AA Roundaboutwatch" with the Mooney Show – Listen in this afternoon from 3pm

Conor does Roundaboutwatch: Conor braved the elements this morning with some of The Mooney Show crew to do a little detective work at the Spawell Roundabout, Templeogue, Dublin.  And what was he looking out for? How drivers were behaving on the roundabout!  To find out how he got on and what they saw (and it wasn’t pretty!) tune into… Continue reading "AA Roundaboutwatch" with the Mooney Show – Listen in this afternoon from 3pm

AA advises Christmas shoppers to be wary of smash-and-grab thieves

Dubs most vigilant when it comes to car security In the countdown to Christmas AA Motor Insurance is warning frazzled shoppers not to leave presents or other valuables in the main cabin of their car when dropping off items mid shopping spree.   This advice while seasonal, is delivered against the backdrop of the AA’s latest… Continue reading AA advises Christmas shoppers to be wary of smash-and-grab thieves

10% of drivers unaware of hazards of high winds

In the wake of gale force winds last Thursday, AA Ireland is taking the opportunity to remind motorists of the main risks of driving in high winds.  The safety advice also comes following feedback from the AA’s latest Motor Insurance Poll that 10% of drivers are unaware of the hazards of driving in strong winds.… Continue reading 10% of drivers unaware of hazards of high winds

AA shines the spot light on uncertified driving

Results of a new poll carried out by AA Motor Insurance released today show that plenty of motorists have committed an offence by allowing one or more of their compulsory certificates to expire: NCT, Car Tax or motor insurance. Of the 15,300 people polled by AA Motor Insurance 33% admitted to driving around at some… Continue reading AA shines the spot light on uncertified driving

Forecourt slip ups – Accidentally skipping out on your fuel bill

In a poll of more than 13,500 motorists from all around the country the AA can reveal that 775 people, the equivalent of 5.4%, have made the error of leaving a petrol station forecourt without paying for their fuel.  According to the poll’s accompanying comments section, the majority of motorists either realized their error shortly… Continue reading Forecourt slip ups – Accidentally skipping out on your fuel bill