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The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has issued a reminder to all driving test customers with a driving test appointment, that under Covid-19 Level 5 Government restrictions, they can only attend their driving test appointment if they are an essential worker.
With the emphasis this year being on 'staycations', most of us will be travelling to our holiday destinations by car. High temperatures and the busy roads of summer can put extra demands on cars and drivers. It is important that you take some extra safety precautions to ensure you get to your destination safely. Kevin Burke Tyres has some useful tips to help reduce the risk of breakdowns and keep stress levels to a minimum.
According to the most recent Carzone Motoring Report, almost half (47 per cent) of motorists claim their insurance premium has increased in the last year. It adds that nearly a third (30 per cent) of Irish motorists opted to switch insurance provider over the past year, while 40 per cent have remained with their insurance provider for more than three years. The research also highlights other financial concerns for motorists, which include the cost of fuel (17 per cent) and general maintenance (10 per cent).
As daylight time starts to get slightly longer each day as winter wanes, however, Continental Tyres Ireland is advising motorists not to wait until darkness to turn on their lights.
The Road Safety Authority is urging multiple learner permit holders, eligible to sit a driving test, to apply for one without delay.
The Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána are urging drivers to put their mobile phones away while driving so they can focus all their attention on the road.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Robert Troy TD, has said the commitment made by Minister Shane Ross to reduce the waiting times for driving tests across the county, is faltering.
With the number of flu cases expected to rise in the coming weeks, Mayo County Council road safety officer Noel Gibbons has called on people to think road safety.
As motorists prepare to take to the roads for summer holidays, research by mobility solutions specialist ‘easytrip’, has shown that constant talking and not paying attention to the road ahead is the most annoying driver trait for one in five passengers.
A Galway man has been awarded a Road Safety Authority Leading Lights Approved Driving Instructor (Car) award for 2017.