9% of Motorists Admit Kids Are Driving Distraction

The AA is urging motorists to take all precautions necessary when travelling with children as back-to-school season gets underway, after 9% of drivers admitted to having been involved in collisions or near-misses while attending to a child in the car. An AA survey of almost 11’000 motorists found that 7.5% of drivers had been involved in… Continue reading 9% of Motorists Admit Kids Are Driving Distraction

AA Roadwatch Go Back to School

For some, primary school days are but a distant memory; but with back to school just around the corner, the AA Roadwatch guys took that trip down memory lane to recount some of their fondest memories from their early years at school. The Chit-Chatter “For various reasons I actually went to six different schools in my time. From the start,… Continue reading AA Roadwatch Go Back to School

Penalty Points: 80% of Motorists Favour Safety Course

8 in 10 drivers support the introduction of a system whereby drivers guilty of certain offences can attend a Driver Safety Course to avoid having penalty points added to their license. According to an AA Motor Insurance survey of almost 11,000 motorists 46.5% of respondents stated that they “strongly support” the introduction of these courses in… Continue reading Penalty Points: 80% of Motorists Favour Safety Course

Donegal is the most expensive county for petrol, Wicklow for Diesel says AA

Donegal is the most expensive county for filling-up a tank of petrol with an average of 128.1 cent per litre, 1.6c higher than the national average. The more expensive county for diesel is Wicklow with an average price of 116.3, 3.5c above the national average according to the AA. The AA has found a number… Continue reading Donegal is the most expensive county for petrol, Wicklow for Diesel says AA

Nothing for motorists in ‘give-away Budget’, says AA

The two most important cost items for ordinary motorists – fuel taxes and the cost of motor insurance – were left untouched by Minister Noonan in today’s budget, according to the AA. The motoring organisation has argued for the gradual removal of additional austerity-era taxes that were applied to fuel since the emergency budget of… Continue reading Nothing for motorists in ‘give-away Budget’, says AA

Budget 2016: AA calls for reduction in fuel tax

Ahead of Budget 2016 the AA is calling on the Irish Government to begin the process of removing the substantial additional austerity-era taxes on fuel. “A litre of petrol actually costs 44 cents.”  Says Director of Consumer Affairs Conor Faughnan. “Everything else is tax. We pay 136.5 cent at the pump at the moment because… Continue reading Budget 2016: AA calls for reduction in fuel tax

In the beginning was Lorraine Keane – Roadwatch Then and Now

Words Written by Esther O’Moore Donohoe, AA Roadwatch In the beginning was Lorraine Keane, and Lorraine Keane said ‘rowndabout’, and so it was and so it goes, on and on just like a rowndabout Anon, circa 2015. Having worked for AA Roadwatch for some time now, me and my fellow Roadwatchers have been asked the… Continue reading In the beginning was Lorraine Keane – Roadwatch Then and Now

What is Car Free Day Supposed to Achieve?

I’m baffled. I know that I come from a biased standpoint as the spokesman for the AA but I still can’t figure out the answer. Why exactly is it a good thing for a day to be ‘car free’? What is it supposed to achieve? Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn is pushing the old idea again.… Continue reading What is Car Free Day Supposed to Achieve?