Summer driving checklist

It’s another year of “staycations” and holidays at home, so as the weather improves, many of us will be taking day trips and longer journeys across Ireland. Before your mind wanders to scenic trips along the west coast, it’s important to ensure your car is ready and prepared for the longer journeys the summer months… Continue reading Summer driving checklist

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

AA Roadwatch’s top Christmas gifts for motorists

Our selection of gifts for the driver in your life might not win any awards for glamour, but they are entirely practical. And after all, nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a practical gift! We’ve thought car-fully about the list below, and we’ve made sure it isn’t exhaust-ive so it shouldn’t tyre you out.… Continue reading AA Roadwatch’s top Christmas gifts for motorists

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

1/3 see others applying make-up, shaving, texting while driving

More than one in three people in Ireland regularly witness motorists applying make-up or shaving while on the move, according to figures issued today by AA Motor Insurance. Seven thousand five hundred people took part in the AA poll and were asked to say how often they observed other drivers behaving badly. Personal grooming was… Continue reading 1/3 see others applying make-up, shaving, texting while driving

Glastonbury Guide: Getting There

More than one third of the 175, 000 people attending Glastonbury this year are expected to make the trip to Pilton via public transport. If you plan on doing the same, a wide range of public transport options are available to you from Bristol Airport to the festival. If you’re travelling to the festival site by car instead, there are a number of… Continue reading Glastonbury Guide: Getting There

Drivers can now “use judgement” on rural roads

Transport Minister Paschal Donoghue has announced new measures that will allow drivers to decide what speed to drive on narrow rural lanes. As part of the plans, 80km speed limit signs will be replaced by a new black circle with a diagonal line. This new measure encourages drivers to ‘use their judgement’ although they must… Continue reading Drivers can now “use judgement” on rural roads

AA Patrol fixes car with…. a potato

An AA Patrol in Hertfordshire has managed to temporarily fix a motorist’s car with none other than a potato. AA man Mario Papademetriou, 59, was at a loss after failing to fix the motor’s condenser using tin foil and silicone repair tape before the resourceful mechanic decided on the vegetable. Speaking to the Irish Mirror,… Continue reading AA Patrol fixes car with…. a potato

Speaking the same language for road safety

Comparing data across different countries can be awkward. There are differing methodologies and ways of doing things. You have to do a lot of ground work to agree a lot of details before you can be sure that you are making valid comparisons. Even so you would think that we could all agree what a… Continue reading Speaking the same language for road safety