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  • 10% of cars assisted by Allianz last year had expired NCTs

    According to Allianz, 10% of cars they assisted had expired NCT certificates. That means that more than one in ten (832) broken down cars assisted by Allianz last year were being driven with expired NCT certificates and 5 per cent of the vehicles had no valid certificate at all. In all, 7,042 cars received breakdown assistance from the insurance company...


  • Massive surge in used cars on Irish roads for the month of June

    New figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show there has been a massive surge in used cars being sold in Ireland since the beginning of the year. In the first six months of 2017, a total of 87,346 new private cars were licensed which was quite a sizable decrease of 10.4% compared with the same period last year....

  • Second hand car imports for May spikes once again

    In sharp contrast to new new cars taxed for the first time, May saw an increase in second-hand car imports into Ireland. While the total of 9,581 new cars in May was a drop of 5.4%,  7,732 second-hand cars were imported in the same period which was an increase of 40.9 per cent on May 2016. The number  of new...

  • Top 10 clamping streets in Dublin

    Clamping black spots According to the latest figures obtained by The Irish Times under the Freedom of Information Act, you are more likely to get clamped on Mespil Road, Waterloo Road and Gardiner Street. More than 56,000 vehicles were clamped in the Dublin City Council area last year which equates to an average of 153 a day. All these clamped...


  • Insurance costs fall for the first time in years

    According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the cost of motor insurance has fallen for the first time in years. Finally, some good news for motorists, as the price of motor insurance has been almost extortion in recent years. New figures from the CSO reveals that motor premiums were down by 2.6 per cent in April compared with the same...

  • 8 in 10 motorists support new Garda drug testing

    A few weeks back the Gardaí introduced new roadside drug testing technology in their efforts to enforce the law with regards to road safety. The Gardaí can now identify motorists driving under the influence of cocaine, marijuana, opiates and benzodiazepines such as Valium and also identify certain legal prescription drugs. The AA Ireland polled of over 3,000 AA members and...

  • Two-thirds of motorists would back charges to help ease gridlock

    It has been claimed that two-thirds of motorists would be prepared to support the introduction of a congestion charge in order to get the urban gridlock under control. From our perspective, it’s always fascinating to know where they find so many people willing to pay more money to drive on the roads when the cost of motoring is skyrocketing all...

  • Millennials Aren't Interested in Electric Cars

    Millennials Aren't Interested in Electric Cars Unless they're a Tesla, that is, according to one recent report. The Millennials generation (also known as Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X (mostly in western countries) who were born in late 1980 through the 1990s to early 2000s. The report was compiled by driving-tests.org, a website which is a part...