Driving in Heavy Rain and Floods
Jan18

Driving in Heavy Rain and Floods

We have some driving tips for making it through heavy rain and floods writes Geraldine Herbert   Drive on the highest section of the road and don’t set off if a vehicle is approaching you Leave time and space to avoid swamping other cars and don’t splash pedestrians and cyclists as you drive through water. Drive slowly and keep going once you have started – make sure you have a clear run. In a manual car, keep the...

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Tips for Parallel Parking
Jan16

Tips for Parallel Parking

The thought of parallel parking can strike fear in the heart of even the most experienced drivers writes Geraldine Herbert Parallel parking is generally considered a challenge for any driver to master and unless you are one of those people who park on the street outside your home every day, the chances are it’s not a skill you will have forced yourself to master. A few easy tips can take the stress out of parallel parking and...

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Car Insurance premiums are up yet claims are down
Jan13

Car Insurance premiums are up yet claims are down

The key to reducing insurance premiums is reform of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board writes Geraldine Herbert There was a 35% drop in car-related claims in 2020 equating to a saving of around €287 million to the car insurance industry. Two national lockdowns since the beginning of March resulted in fewer people on the roads and a lower probability of accidents occurring. The insurance industry has long maintained that high...

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How to appeal
Jan12

How to appeal

Outraged by a parking ticket or a clamping decision, or simply dismayed at failing your driving test? Here’s how you can appeal and what you need to do, writes Geraldine Herbert The Driving Test On average, 46% of those sitting their driving test fail it. If you are one of the unlucky ones it is possible to appeal but there are a number of steps you need to follow. As appeals against driving test results are heard by a judge in...

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How will Brexit impact on importing a used car
Jan11

How will Brexit impact on importing a used car

Following months of negotiations, a Brexit deal was finally secured on Christmas Eve but what impact does the new trade deal have on importing a used car asks Geraldine Herbert Importing a car from Northern Ireland after January 1st 2021 If importing from NI there will be no additional charges however prices are likely to rise. A third of cars sold by Northern Ireland dealers are imported from mainland Britain. Following Brexit 20%...

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