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. […]

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Good Weather Forecast Brings Driving Dangers – AA

With the mercury set to rise for the weekend the AA is warning drivers that hot summer weather can cause problems for cars. AA Rescue is expecting an increase in breakdowns caused by over heating or tyre issues, and more seriously there are road safety concerns. “Hot weather can make life hard for a driver.” […]

AA lends its support to Project EDWARD

Here’s a frightening stat – on average, 70 people die and a further 370 are seriously injured every day on Europe’s roads. Here in Ireland, 119 people died on our roads up to the end of August this year, an increase of 16% on the same period last year. If this trend continues, 50 more […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Learning to drive this year? Here’s what you need to know:

Whether you’ve been waiting to get behind the wheel for as long as you can remember or are learning to drive out of necessity, getting the knack for driving can be tough. It takes practice, patience and perseverance to get it right. So you’ve done all the necessities. You’ve passed your theory test, gotten that […]

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The AA Roadwatch Guide to Glastonbury 2015

The hugely popular Glastonbury Festival takes place from Wednesday 24th until Sunday 28th June with around 175,000 expected to attend, including thousands of Irish people. With big names such as The Who, Kanye West, Foo Fighters, Paloma Faith and Hozier taking to the stage over the course of the weekend, it’s sure to be an […]

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Irish Open Guide: Getting There

If driving to the Irish Open, the good news is that a lot of the route is via motorways, unless travelling from parts of Connacht. Before setting off, it is worth noting that you will encounter delays en route to the Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle. Depending on when you turn off the […]

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30% of parents less likely to smoke while kids in the car

30% of parents in Ireland are less likely to smoke while their children are in the car, according to AA Motor Insurance. The revelation comes after the AA polled nearly 2,000 customers on how likely they would be to modify a range of habits while their kids are in tow. “I think it tells us […]

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Roadwatch Guide to Marseille: French Rules of the Road

French Rules of the Road: Some Important Differences Here are some driving tips to keep in mind if you’re going to be driving while in France: Firstly, there is a legal requirement for motorists to have a fluorescent yellow bib in the car in case you breakdown, so make sure your car has one and […]

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