The cost of a litre of petrol or diesel has reached its highest level in 18 months according to the latest monthly fuel prices survey carried out by AA Ireland. According to the motoring organisation a litre of petrol now costs 137.7c up 1c on February prices, while diesel costs 127.1c per litre on average […]
Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day AA Ireland is reminding motorists to be extra careful on the roads this weekend. Cities and towns countrywide have scheduled road closures to accommodate festivities and traffic volumes are also expected to be high. With an increase in the amount of motorists on long journeys expected the AA is advising […]
The AA deals with keys accidentally locked inside cars well over 2,000 times a year according to data released by the motoring organisation today. “Every time someone calls us to report it they are embarrassed and feel as if they are the biggest eejit in Ireland.” Says Director of Consumer Affairs Conor Faughnan. “But it […]
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More than a fifth of Irish motorists have broken the speed limit within the past month, according to recent research from AA Ireland. 21.07% of more than 7,000 respondents to an AA Motor Insurance survey admitted that they had broken the speed limit within the past month. Meanwhile, a further 8.76% and 10.13% admitted to […]
The railroad is coming through. Dublin City Council is determinedly forcing other modes aside to make sure that the Capital’s Luas extension gets every priority. They are deliberately choosing to be blind to the point of vindictiveness when it comes to the consequences for motorists. No effort is being to facilitate private transport and no […]
Almost one in 10 of motorists intend on changing their car before July 2017, with over 20% planning a change before the end of the year according to recent research carried out by AA Ireland. 9.05% of the over 7,000 respondents to an AA Motor Insurance Survey carried out in January 2017 stated that they […]
It may sound funny, but the ‘Dutch Reach’ is a road safety technique that could save lives. ‘Dooring’ occurs when a cyclist crashes into a car door that has been opened by a reckless driver or rear passenger, and it’s no small problem. In the UK, there were 474 reported accidents in 2015 caused by a […]
From March 2017 Gardaí will be provided with new technology to carry out roadside drug testing, as part of an effort to improve road safety. As part of the new measures motorists will now be tested for a variety of illegal and prescription drugs which could negatively impact on the ability to drive. Below we […]
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AA Ireland is advising motorists to prepare for hazardous driving conditions in the coming days, after Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow Weather Warning for parts of the country advising that winds of up to 80km/h are expected between Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 January. While conditions are expected to stay largely dry across most […]
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The cost of fuel has reached its highest level since late 2015 according to the latest AA Fuel Prices Index, as the average price of a litre of petrol rose by 4.9c and diesel by 5c within the last month. The AA’s analysis shows that the average price of a litre of petrol now sits at […]