Only 37% Of Motorists Take Out Excess Insurance When Hiring A Car – AA Ireland

Research carried out by AA Ireland has found that 1 in 3 motorists are planning on hiring a car while abroad this year, but only 37% of the motorists have taken out excess insurance when hiring a car in the past. Reasons identified for this were cost and lack of necessity. The research, which was […]

Locking Away Medicine Top Childproofing Step Irish Parents Take

Moving medicine and prescription drugs is the preferred child-proofing step of Irish parents according to recent research from AA Ireland. Over 92.21% of respondents to an AA Life Insurance survey stated that they moved their medication to a secure or ‘out of reach’ location after having children, with 84.67% of parents taking the same precaution […]

Men More Confident When it Comes To Car Maintenance, AA Survey Finds

Just 46.73% of motorists describe themselves as “very confident” in their ability to change a tyre if needed, while 42% are very confident when it comes to checking or changing their oil. 77% of men “very confident” when it comes to carrying out a tyre change; just 17.5% of women very confident in their ability […]

30% Of Motorists Likely To Go Electric When Next Changing Car

1 in 10 motorists state they are “very likely” to purchase a hybrid or fully electric vehicle when they next change their car; further 19.84% state they are somewhat likely Lack of charging facilities and doubts over effective mileage range main concerns among those unlikely to switch to a hybrid/electric vehicle. AA Rescue continues investment […]

Over 60% Of Motorists Have Seen Cost Of Insurance Increase By At Least 15%

AA Motor Insurance survey finds that 3 in 5 motorists have seen their premiums jump by at least 15% compared to their renewal in the previous year. Almost 14% of motorists have seen no increase or a reduction in their premiums. AA advises motorists that shopping around vital to getting the best deal. Over 64% […]

70% Of Motorists Supportive Of New Drink Driving Proposals – AA Ireland

Almost 70% of motorists are supportive of the proposed changes to the Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty-Drink Driving) Bill 2017, according to an AA Motor Insurance survey. The survey, which was conducted in April 2017, found that 47.36% of the 3,000 participants were very supportive of Shane Ross’ proposals. Another 21% of respondents said that they […]

Almost Half Of Motorists Encounter Motorists Using Phones While Driving Daily

51% of over 3,000 motorists surveyed by AA Car Insurance stated they see other drivers using their phone at the wheel on a daily basis Further 28% of motorists see the behaviour on a very regular basis; just 5% have never seen a driver on their phone while driving. Almost half of Irish motorists encounter […]

Over 13% Of Parents Have Taken Part In Insurance “Fronting”

An AA survey of over 3,000 motorists found that over 13% of parents have named themselves as the main driver of a car predominantly driven by their children to reduce insurance premiums. 55% of parents surveyed admitted to currently taking part in the practice, known as fronting, with 9.09% saying they had done so in […]

1 In 5 Claims For Serious Illness Come From People Under 40 – AA Life

People assume that serious illness is something that happens when we get older but that is not always true, according to an analysis from AA Life Insurance. Almost a fifth of Specified Illness claims made in Ireland were made by people under the age of 40. “Serious illnesses hit young people as well.” Says AA […]

10% Of Motorists Suffered Breakdown In Past 6 Months

Despite a relatively mild winter, over 10% of motorists have experienced a breakdown within the past 6 months according to recent research from AA Ireland. In a survey of over 7,000 motorists undertaking by AA Rescue Breakdown Services 3.84% of respondents stated they had suffered a motoring breakdown in the past month. Meanwhile, a further […]

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