Latest hike in Insurance levies must not become a cash cow for the industry – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Michael Darcy, to provide urgent clarification around the future implementation of a proposed 2% insurance levy that is to be introduced in order to fund the pay-out of claims in the event of the failure of a motor insurance […]

Majority Of Motorists See Saving On Car Insurance By Shopping Around – AA Ireland

Motorists who fail to shop around at the time of their car insurance renewal could be missing out on an opportunity to lower their premiums, AA Ireland has warned. A recent survey of over 4,000 motorists undertaken by AA Car Insurance found that a majority of respondents were able to lower their insurance costs by […]

Majority Of Motorists Still Seeing Insurance Costs Rise – AA Ireland

Despite recent research from the CSO indicating that the cost of motor insurance has dropped by 12.8% in the past 12 months, many motorists are still seeing their premiums increase at the time of renewal according to a survey undertaken by AA Ireland. The survey of over 4,000 Irish motorists, carried out by AA Car Insurance, […]

1 In 4 Motorists Admit To Driving Without Proper Pet Restraints

Almost one in 4 motorists have driven with unrestrained pets in their car, recent research from the AA has found. An AA Car Insurance survey of over 4,000 motorists found that 24.88% of those surveyed admitted to driving with a pet in the car without using proper restraints on at least one occasion in their driving career. […]

Slight Fall In Cost Of Running A Car As Insurance Prices FalL – AA Ireland

Average cost of running a family car for a year is €10,671.37, a decrease of €178.05 compared to 2016. Stable fuel prices along with 10.2% drop in motor insurance prices key factors in declining cost. The average cost of running a family car for a year is €10,671.37 according to the AA’s annual survey of […]

Only 37% Of Motorists Take Out Excess Insurance When Hiring A Car – AA Ireland

Research carried out by AA Ireland has found that 1 in 3 motorists are planning on hiring a car while abroad this year, but only 37% of the motorists have taken out excess insurance when hiring a car in the past. Reasons identified for this were cost and lack of necessity. The research, which was […]

Over 60% Of Motorists Have Seen Cost Of Insurance Increase By At Least 15%

AA Motor Insurance survey finds that 3 in 5 motorists have seen their premiums jump by at least 15% compared to their renewal in the previous year. Almost 14% of motorists have seen no increase or a reduction in their premiums. AA advises motorists that shopping around vital to getting the best deal. Over 64% […]

70% Of Motorists Supportive Of New Drink Driving Proposals – AA Ireland

Almost 70% of motorists are supportive of the proposed changes to the Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty-Drink Driving) Bill 2017, according to an AA Motor Insurance survey. The survey, which was conducted in April 2017, found that 47.36% of the 3,000 participants were very supportive of Shane Ross’ proposals. Another 21% of respondents said that they […]

Almost Half Of Motorists Encounter Motorists Using Phones While Driving Daily

51% of over 3,000 motorists surveyed by AA Car Insurance stated they see other drivers using their phone at the wheel on a daily basis Further 28% of motorists see the behaviour on a very regular basis; just 5% have never seen a driver on their phone while driving. Almost half of Irish motorists encounter […]

Men 50% more likely to think it’s acceptable to lie to an insurer

Keeping mum on penalty points among motorists’ top 5 tolerable falsehoods Male motorists are 50 percent more likely than women to think it’s reasonable to lie to an insurer if it means getting a cheaper policy, it has emerged. The data is contained in an AA Motor Insurance survey in which over 8,400 motorists were […]