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 …

Councillor calls for more driving tests

Sinn Féin Councillor Emma McGinley has called for more driving tests slots to tackle the ‘huge backlog’ in waiting lists for tests, the Derry Journal reports.  Colr. McGinley said: “There is growing frustration among people who are struggling to get a driving test booking since the services resumed.  “Driving instructors and learners feel they are being left …

German driving test back-log

Ireland has faced many problems while dealing with the driver theory and driving test back-log but, it appears we aren’t the only ones struggling with back-log issues.  In a recent announcement it was revealed that Germany is facing just as much, if not more, trouble with the back-log than Ireland, this came to light in when the …

Driving test backlog in Northern Ireland

A Northern Irish politician called for urgent action amid several driving and driver theory tests backlog complaints.  The driving test backlog in the Republic of Ireland is no secret with countless reports of the thousands of people stuck waiting for their full driver’s licence in the last few months.  So, it comes as no surprise that our neighbours up in the …

E-scooters seized by Gardaí

Donegal Gardaí seized two e-scooters at the weekend after people were observed using them in Buncrana, the Irish Times report.  E-scooters are considered to be mechanically propelled vehicles (MPV), meaning they should be roadworthy, taxed and insured.   It is currently not possible to tax or insure an E-scooter, rendering them unsuitable for use in a public place.  The point was brought up on Sunday …