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Stay safe when driving in heavy rain
May27

Stay safe when driving in heavy rain

Met Éireann warn of widespread and heavy rain around the country today so we have some tips for safely driving in heavy rain writes Geraldine Herbert Slow down! It takes longer to stop in wet weather. Try to avoid areas which are prone to flooding, Allow for slower speeds, delays and potential congestion so give yourself extra time. Leave more space between you and the car in front to account for greater stopping distances and...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
May24

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

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, 26th of May to 7:00 hrs Saturday 27th of May. 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...

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The old motors that just keep on giving
May24

The old motors that just keep on giving

Given how hard is it to tax, insure and maintain an older car, why do so many of us drive them? By Geraldine Herbert Siobhan Carroll almost cried when she traded in her black 2002 Suzuki Swift. For 12 years she owned “Sammy” the car that saw her through college, two jobs and 165,000 kilometres. “I have nothing but good memories of the car,” says Siobhan. “One of the best was a journey from Dublin to Kerry for an October...

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Five things to know about the new  Renault Mégane RS
May22

Five things to know about the new Renault Mégane RS

The all-new Mégane RS is set to debut at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix this weekend writes Geraldine Herbert   The fastest Renault RS in history will be driven around Monaco’s street circuit by Renault F1 driver Nico Hülkenberg. We will have to wait until September for the new RS to be unveiled officially at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Under the bonnet we expect a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine tuned to produce...

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First Drive:  Renault ZOE Z.E. 40
May22

First Drive: Renault ZOE Z.E. 40

Irish drivers may applaud the zero emission cleanliness of an electric vehicle and relish the economy but up to now have been reluctant buyers writes Geraldine Herbert. Can the new Renault Zoe convert the EV sceptic? What is it? The latest version of the Renault ZOE electric supermini promises to shake up the small-electric-car market with its keen pricing and very usable battery range. First impressions of the new Renault Zoe? For...

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