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 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...

Not a Drop Not a Drag

It is a scientific fact that alcohol and drugs impairs driving and increases your risk of crashing! The legal limit for a fully licenced driver is 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100ml of blood. The legal limit for professional and learner drivers is 20 milligrams of...

Top Tyre Tips

  Top Tyre Tips   There’s no substitute for experience and with well over a century of tyre production under its belt, Michelin is one the world’s most experienced tyre manufacturers. It’s also one of the largest; it’s been in Ireland for 107 years, where it has three...

Respect the Speed Limit

      The Speed Limit is not a Target   Speed is the biggest contributing factor to road deaths in the Republic of Ireland; it is directly responsible for an average of 107 road deaths per year. If you build up 7 or more penalty points (as newly qualified driver) in...

Never Drive When Tired

                Never Drive When Tired   You SHOULD NOT drive while tired or fatigued. Research has shown that tiredness is a major road safety risk, both to themselves and others. Micro-sleeps You can experience micro-sleeps if you are tired and fighting sleep. These...

No Mobile When Mobile

        No Mobile When Mobile!   It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving. Using a phone as driver takes all your attention off driving so you’re putting yourself and the lives of other people in danger! Even if you are a careful driver, you can easily get...

Belt Up! Front & Back

Belt Up! Front & Back   Not wearing a safety belt is a selfish act. It is not a matter of personal choice. If you do not wear a safety belt you become a potential killer in a car crash. You will be thrown around the inside of a car possibly seriously injuring or...