Women are 17% more likely to die in car accidents than men
Nov10

Women are 17% more likely to die in car accidents than men

Safety tests must reflect all types of car users, not just the ‘average male’ writes Geraldine Herbert When was the last time you checked the safety credentials of a car and were reassured by a five-star safety rating? It seems those star ratings may not apply to all car passengers equally. According to new research by the University of Virginia, women are 17%c more likely to die in a car accident than men, twice as likely...

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Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends
Nov01

Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends

With the clocks going back last weekend, we have some advice for driving in the dark. To improve your view as far as possible, keep your lights and windscreen clean. Use main beam, but when other drivers are approaching make sure you dip your lights to avoid dazzling the oncoming traffic. Make sure you can stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear. If you’re feeling tired, coffee alone is not a fix. Take a break...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Oct20

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea writes Geraldine Herbert It is National “Slow Down” Day from 7 am on Thurs 21st October until – 7 am Friday 22nd and the Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down. We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives –If a child crosses the road 13 m in front of a car traveling at 30 km/h, it can stop just before hitting the child. However, if the car’s speed is...

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Five reasons why used car prices are on the rise
Oct18

Five reasons why used car prices are on the rise

Cars typically start to lose value as soon as you drive them off the forecourts so what is happening this year? Here are some of the factors influencing used car prices. 1) Brexit Following months of negotiations, a Brexit deal was finally secured last Christmas Eve. However, it was not good news for car buyers and now if importing a car from the UK you have to pay VAT and in some cases customs duty of 10%. As are result in...

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What does Budget 2022 mean for the motorist?
Oct13

What does Budget 2022 mean for the motorist?

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe have presented the 2022 Budget. From fuel price increases to VRT, here’s everything motorists need to know… There were no real surprises in the budget and the key takeout for motorists is that fuel prices will increase and some new car buyers will face higher prices on larger and more emitting models. Here’s our summary of what the changes...

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