5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Apr19

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 Friday 19th April 2024 to 07:00hrs on Saturday 20th April 2024 and the Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down. We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives –The impact of speed on pedestrian safety is striking. At 60km/h, half of those hit by a car will not survive. At 50km/h, the odds...

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What is driver distraction and how serious an issue is it?
Apr12

What is driver distraction and how serious an issue is it?

Is it time to put the brakes on in-car entertainment systems asks Geraldine Herbert How significant a factor is driver distraction to road collisions? Every year, almost 25,000 people lose their lives on European roads and more than 135,000 are seriously injured. It is estimated that driver distraction is likely to be a factor in 10% to 30% of all road collisions. Drivers who text are twice as likely to crash as those who have been...

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The eight most important questions to ask when buying a used car
Apr10

The eight most important questions to ask when buying a used car

Sellers have a legal responsibility to give you accurate and truthful answers so ensure you ask the right questions  writes Geraldine Herbert When buying from a private seller you do not have the same consumer rights as you do when buying a car from a dealership,  it is very much a case of ‘buyer beware. However, it is an offence for a seller to withhold or provide misleading information about the car so with this in mind there are...

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How to declutter your car
Mar28

How to declutter your car

  Is your car disappearing under the weight of all the family clutter? Use our easy hacks to clear and organise writes Geraldine Herbert   Is car clutter driving you round the bend? Steer things around and get on the road to lasting cleanliness with our tips and tricks. Here’s where to start:   Clean First job, clear out all rubbish. Start from the front and work your way to the back, including under the seats. Organise items...

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Driving in Windy Weather #StormIsha
Jan20

Driving in Windy Weather #StormIsha

Met Eireann has issued Orange and Yellow warnings for parts of the country due to Storm Isha. We have some tips for driving in windy weather writes Geraldine Herbert Plan your journey – is there a route with less exposure to the weather and less risk of fallen trees?  Choose a sheltered route if you have the option. Be aware of the danger posed by debris that may have blown into the roadway. Wind rarely blows steadily, and a...

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