New €50m scheme for the M50

Digital gantries will be introduced to the M50 to display new changeable speed limits on certain sections of the motorway, RTE news reports. The new programme will cost €50 million to introduce variable speed limits to the M50, with an additional €30 million needed to run the service. The Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s (TII) enhancing Motorway …

Poor vision and traffic collisions 

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast indicates that urgent action is required to reduce the number of road traffic accidents which can be attributed to poor vision.  The study’s findings were the product of the first comprehensive review to highlight the link between poor vision and traffic safety in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).    As the main cause of death …

insurethebox help reduce driver speeding

English telematics pioneer, insurethebox, has shared the latest data from their communications campaign which aims to improve driver safety.   Over the past five years, customers of insurethebox have been part of the Speed Reduction Programme, which has seen over 80,000 drivers reduce their speed by 22%, leading to a 6% reduction in accident frequency.    After accumulating over 5.7 billion miles of driving data has allowed the telematics insurer to become an …

Back to School Car Checks from the AA

With the summer holidays coming to a close and children about to return to school, the majority of us will see our travel patterns change in the oncoming weeks.  It’s very important that you plan ahead for the return of rush hour traffic in the coming weeks but, even more importantly, that you make sure your car is in good condition. Thankfully, AA Ireland have compiled a list of five essential back to …