How to share the road safely with cyclists

How to share the road safely with cyclists

Cyclists are one of Ireland’s most vulnerable group of road users. As a new Irish driver, it is your responsibility to ensure your safety as well as theirs. The RSA reveals of all collisions involving another vehicle – 4 in 5 cyclists are injured by a car....
Winter is coming: How to drive safely in winter

Winter is coming: How to drive safely in winter

Although in Ireland we enjoy more bad weather than good, winter officially begins on 21 December 2020. And the season that brings us Christmas can also throw up some gifts we don’t want. It’s the season of rain, fog, ice, snow, strong winds and sub-zero temperatures....
5 smart tips for new Irish drivers

5 smart tips for new Irish drivers

Passing your driving test in Ireland is a significant milestone, but driving confidently only comes through experience. Last year, the RSA conducted thousands of driving tests with an average pass rate of 52%. The RSA has also broken down their pass rates for each...
How to adjust your car mirrors correctly

How to adjust your car mirrors correctly

Mastering car mirrors is one of the most important things an Irish driver can do to ensure their safety and the safety of other motorists and pedestrians. Your car mirrors are designed to help you see what’s happening around your car and provide visibility to...
4 Essential Autumn Driving Tips

4 Essential Autumn Driving Tips

Visually, Autumn is a beautiful time of the year; colourful leaves creating dramatic backdrops, and starling birds putting on an amazing display in the sky. But Autumn also can be an awkward – and sometimes dangerous – time of the year for all new driver and Northern...
How to drive safely in heavy rain

How to drive safely in heavy rain

Driving in the rain poses its own difficulties and unfortunately for Irish drivers, we get more than our fair share of it throughout the year. Ireland is commonly known as the ‘Emerald Isle’ due to its visually appealing greenery. And the growth of that green grass is...
4 hilariously awkward situations every new driver faces

4 hilariously awkward situations every new driver faces

As a new Irish driver, you’ll be faced with the weird, the wonderful and the plain awkward while out on the road. American Poet Peter Davis once said, “This might make for an awkward situation. I have a talent for awkward situations.” And as a new driver, you’ll...