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

Parking in Ireland – where (not) to park

To park or not to park… that is the question every driver should be asking when they arrive at their destination. Safe parking is a key part of safe driving – where you leave your car on arrival is as important as how you drive it there. Bad parking can endanger or obstruct others on… Continue reading Parking in Ireland – where (not) to park

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

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

Winter solstice today – click in to read our safe driving tips for travelling after dark

It’s the Winter Solstice today so that means we’ll only get about 7 and a half hours of daylight with the sun setting at about 16:08 to be precise.  We’ve dedicated a page on our website called ‘Driving after dark’ with lots of advice and interesting facts on driving and night vision.  Did you know… Continue reading Winter solstice today – click in to read our safe driving tips for travelling after dark

Driving home for Christmas – Advice from our Roadwatch team

‘The big day is fast approaching and it’s time to think about Driving Home for Christmas!’ says Aoife Carragher, Head of AA Roadwatch. ‘As Christmas Eve falls on a Monday, it is expected that Friday 21st December will see the beginning of the Christmas exodus. A temperature check poll of 250 AA Roadwatch Twitter followers… Continue reading Driving home for Christmas – Advice from our Roadwatch team

Gale warning in affect today….read our tips for driving in high winds

It’s set to be stormy in many parts of the country today so we remind you to be prepared for sudden and powerful gusts particularly when driving on exposed stretches of motorways and other roads, when crossing bridges, passing sudden gaps in hedgerows and also when overtaking high sided vehicles such as transit vans, buses, caravans, horseboxes… Continue reading Gale warning in affect today….read our tips for driving in high winds

Take care when loading up this bank holiday!

AA Patrols who are preparing for up to 1,500 breakdown call outs over the weekend and who report a marked year on year increase in motorway breakdowns, are reminding  those who will be driving with an extra load this bank holiday to make sure it’s securely fastened.  They’re also advising drivers to adjust their tyre… Continue reading Take care when loading up this bank holiday!

Free coffee for motorists hitting the road for Patrick’s weekend

‘Driver Reviver’ campaign highlights dangers of driver fatigue The Road Safety Authority and Topaz are encouraging all drivers undertaking long journeys over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend to be fully aware of the dangers of driver fatigue. As part of the ‘Driver Reviver’ campaign – which is run in conjunction with the RSA – Topaz… Continue reading Free coffee for motorists hitting the road for Patrick’s weekend