AA Ireland supports UN call for drivers to slow down

Main photo: public domain AA Ireland supports UN Global Road Safety Week, which continues until Sunday 14th May. The week focuses on speed and what can be done to address it, as research has shown that speed contributes to around a third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half […]

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Could the ‘Dutch Reach’ save lives?

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 […]

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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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How to Activate a Child Lock in Your Car

Most child car locks can be activated via a small switch on the edge of the door Before you make the last-minute run into town to pick up school supplies, it may be a good idea to become familiar with the child safety locks in your car. Every parent knows that children are prone to […]

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Getting your Car ready for Back to School

Prepare Your Car for Back to School You’ve bought brand new, sturdy schoolbags and stocked up on enough copies, books and lunchboxes to do you a lifetime. But have your prepared your car for the school runs? It might not be the first thing that springs to mind when the dreaded ‘Back to School’ prep is […]

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Google driver-less cars spark concern among Irish motorists

(Our latest press release) Drivers claim automated cars are “safety issue” Nearly half of Over 65s welcome new technology, while millennials most wary Irish motorists will need some convincing before trying driver-less cars according to a survey carried out by AA Insurance. Seventy percent of Irish people say they would think twice before hopping into […]

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IFA and RSA issue joint road safety appeal as grain harvest and second silage cutting begin

The Irish Farmers Association Road and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have today (Mon) urged road users to take extra care as the number of tractors, trailers and other farm machinery using the roads increases.   The appeal comes as many farmers around the country are gearing up for a second cut of silage. The […]

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 yo…

16% of parents have had close call or collision driving with kids in the car

The AA which experienced its usual back to school spike in callouts on Monday, 28% above its daily average, is taking the opportunity of the start of the school run season to remind parents to pull over somewhere safe if they need to attend to their ch…

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 he…

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