15% of car breakdowns
due to human error

Over the recent Bank Holiday weekends, AA Patrols attended several motorists who found themselves in the highly vulnerable situation of being broken down on a motorway hard shoulder as a result of completely running out of fuel. Of the 1271 breakdowns AA Patrols attended during the Holy Thursday and Easter Monday period, as many as 200 were caused by human error or inattention to vehicle maintenance the AA reports. The AA also reveals that in the region of 15% of its annual break down calls outs fall into the category of “self inflicted.” “Mistakes such as accidentally locking the keys in the car or using the wrong fuel type can happen to the best of us and are something our Patrols attend to every day.” Says Conor Faughnan, Director of Policy, AA Ireland.

Over the recent Bank Holiday weekends, AA Patrols attended several motorists who found themselves in the highly vulnerable situation of being broken down on a motorway hard shoulder as a result of completely running out of fuel. Of the 1271 breakdowns AA Patrols attended during the Holy Thursday and Easter Monday period, as many as 200 were caused by human error or inattention to vehicle maintenance the AA reports. The AA also reveals that in the region of 15% of its annual break down calls outs fall into the category of “self inflicted.” “Mistakes such as accidentally locking the keys in the car or using the wrong fuel type can happen to the best of us and are something our Patrols attend to every day.” Says Conor Faughnan, Director of Policy, AA Ireland.

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