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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

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We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea writes Geraldine Herbert

Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down this weekend as the 24-hour National “Slow Down” Day 2017 takes place from 7:00 hrs Friday, 20th of October to 7:00 hrs Saturday 21st of October.

We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea

  • Save lives- Most children hit by a car at 30km/h make a full recovery, whereas most hit at 50km/h will be killed or face a lifetime of disability.
  • Save Fuel –Driving at 110km/h uses up to 9% more fuel than at 96km/h and up to 15% more than at 80km/h.
  • Save on Maintenance – Lower speeds should also reduce vehicle wear and tear.
  • Save Stress – Driving can actually be a relaxing and pleasant experience.
  • Save Money – Staying within the speed limits means no speeding tickets!

 

Geraldine Herbert

19th October, 2017

 

 

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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