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#Driver Safety

# driver-safety - Saturday 31 March, 2018

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash

eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.

# driver-safety - Monday 15 January, 2018

Are your headrests in the right place? (Most people's aren't.)

Those headrests are actually an essential bit of safety kit.

# driver-safety - Monday 28 August, 2017

How can you cut the risk of being injured by your airbag?

Here are some things you can do to reduce your chance of getting hurt if your airbag inflates.

# driver-safety - Monday 29 August, 2016

Car tip: how to prevent highway hypnosis

Avoid white line fever by keeping your brain active and engaged.

# driver-safety - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Column: Women really ARE better drivers. Insurance should reflect this.

While women may be worse than men at parking, we are better drivers and our insurance premiums should show that, writes AA Ireland’s Miriam O’Neill.

# driver-safety - Friday 11 May, 2012

Government urged to include road safety on Junior Cert curriculum

The Government is being urged to “harness” the enthusiasm among teenagers for cars and include road safety training on the programme.

# driver-safety - Thursday 29 July, 2010

TOYOTA IS RECALLING another 412,000 vehicles due to possible steering system problems. The two models in question are the Toyota Avalaon sedan and the Lexus LX470. The 373,000 Avalons affected were  built between 200 and 2004.

The casting on the vechicles could crack if the car is steered forcefully to the right, locking the wheels. The cars were sold in the US and Canada.

The US recall is expected to cost the company about $70 million (€53.5 million). The company has already recalled over 5 million cars in the US, and the latest round of recalls would bring the global figure close to 11 million. Toyota is the world’s largest car manufacturer.

Toyota said it had received reports of three accidents involving these particular Avalon models, but no injuries. A spokesperson for the company said it was unclear whether the possible steering disengagement issue was involved in the accidents.