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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# AA

All time
# price at the pumps
Price war means motorists set to save on petrol and diesel
Oil prices are dropping and the market in Ireland is very competitive at the moment.
# more cash
Drivers saw insurance rise by up to 50% this year and the increase looks set to continue
Irish drivers will collectively pay €300 million in extra premium costs this year, according to the AA.
# Theory Fail
Hundreds had to re-sit theory test thanks to a computer glitch (but it could have been a lot worse)
In total, 1,216 people were told they had failed the test when they had actually passed
# have a gawk
This hotel was just named the best in Ireland - here’s what it’s like to stay there
We can dream.
# good while it lasted
Petrol prices are going up, up, up again...
And they’re not likely to fall any time soon.
# Northbound
There was a truck on fire on the M50 this morning
The incident occurred northbound near J5 Finglas.
# Super Fans
Praise for Austin Stacks colourful fans - 'The supporters are unique, I've never seen anything like it'
Manager Stephen Stack pays tribute to the supporters of the Tralee club.
# Cork
An overturned car is causing major delays at Mitchelstown
The single vehicle crash is now being cleared.
Texting while driving is BANNED from today. Could Google Glass be the next deadly distraction?
54 per cent of drivers said the devices should be banned for all drivers…
# Flooding
Homeowners opposed to flood levy to help others get insurance
The idea of a 1 per cent levy was mooted by Minister Phil Hogan last month – but a recent survey shows little desire among the public.
# Just say no
1 in 5 drivers has had their car damaged by a friend or relative
The AA is warning drivers to “never lend your car to uninsured friends or relatives.”
# The Naked Truth
The AA hired a naked cyclist to front its new road safety campaign
Nothing but the facts. Literally.
# Deception
Warning after multiple cases of car sales scam
Sellers are placing ads for cars at very low prices – but there IS a snag.
# Stormwatch
From floods to freezing: Weather turns bitter with temperatures set to drop
As wintry showers continue in parts, snow is expected on high ground but could affect low-lying regions.
# traffic and travel
The AA Roadwatch blooper reel is a surreal experience
And yet somehow compelling.
# designated driver
Warning over New Year's Eve drink-driving as road deaths increase in 2013
The AA has said that road deaths have increased for the first time since 2005, with alcohol a contributing factor.
# Survey
Irish people optimistic about the economy...but not their own lives
The AA carried out a major survey of 26,000 Irish people before Christmas.
# filthy animals
We bet you never noticed this in Home Alone before
This explains so much.
# car insurance
Young women fare worst as gender neutral pricing drives up car insurance
On average, women under 25 saw an increase of 20 per cent with some reporting rises of up to 50 per cent while younger men reap the benefits of the new pricing system.
# Road Safety
Nearly six per cent admit to drink driving, men more likely to do it than women
The findings are contained in a new survey from AA Motor Insurance.
# Oh fliuch
Motorists urged to take care on wet roads as Cork issues flood warning
Cork City Council has advised business and home owners to take preventative flood measures due to heavy rain.
# Crime
Dublin and commuter counties worst for burglaries - survey
Over 28 per cent of people have fallen victim to a burglary, a new survey has found.
# Unlucky
Young men most likely to get injured, lose their passport or miss a flight on holiday
Meanwhile older people are more likely to lose stuff on holiday.
Women drivers see the biggest increase in motoring costs
General motor costs, car tax and driving licences all increased over the last 12 months while the price of petrol decreased.
# sponsored by the AA
6 ways social media can improve your road trip
Do you bring along your smartphone when you hit the road?
# How did that even happen
More people are locking their keys inside their cars
The AA has warned motorists not to be complacent when it comes to vehicles during the hot weather.
# Me Nerves
Men drink, while women take medication to calm fear of flying
More than 20 per cent of women have a fear of flying compared with just 12 per cent of men.
# Road Safety
Almost 72% of Irish motorists believe garda presence on roads has reduced
A new poll by AA revealed that 40 per cent think the government is not treating road safety as a priority.
# Petrol Prices
The cost of filling your car fell last month
AA Ireland says that petrol prices fell by nearly four per cent with diesel falling by just under 5 per cent.
# Safety
Are you 'inviting' burglars into your home?
An AA survey shows that people still leave their keys where burglars can find them – like in a garage or even in the porch.
# written in the stars
Bad news, Scorpios: you’re the worst for making car insurance claims
Good news for Arians though (if you believe this kind of thing, that is…).
Who's most likely to damage their own car by accident?
Damage includes causing a flat battery, running out of fuel or using the wrong fuel in the car – and it can be very costly.
Column: Should there be alcohol advertising in sport?
As a recovering alcoholic I should say that alcohol advertising and sponsorship has no place in sport, but I can’t: I know there are few options for sports clubs and I need my GAA club to stay open, writes an anonymous contributor.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever travelled with an over-the-limit driver?
Research from the AA says 13 per cent of us – and a fifth of teens – have been driven by an over-the-limit driver.
# over the limit
13 per cent of people have travelled with over-the-limit driver
The AA’s latest survey showed that this is a more common occurrence among 17 – 24 year olds, with one in five of them saying they had travelled with a driver over the limit.
# car insurance
Car insurance premiums for female drivers set to soar after December
New European Commission rules will mean that insurers can no longer take gender into consideration when assessing customers.
# Penalty Points
Room for improvement in penalty point system
No reason why we can’t save more lives, motorist and driving safety representatives tell Oireachtas committee on transport.
# Fuel
Prepare for a hike in petrol prices, warns AA Ireland
AA Ireland’s Conor Faughnan says ‘super-taxes’ on fuel are a central factor in petrol prices.
# Floods
Flooding, power cuts reported around Ireland following heavy rainfall
Motorists in parts of Northern Ireland were forced to abandon vehicles last night. Meanwhile, localised flooding has been reported in parts of Cork, Waterford, Tipperary, Wicklow and Westmeath.