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Women are 17% more likely to die in car accidents than men
Nov11

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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Stay safe when driving in heavy rain
Nov04

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 Met Éireann is forecasting  heavy and persistent rain over the next few days so some tips for driving 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....

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The risks of buying a car privately
Oct31

The risks of buying a car privately

It’s a tricky business and if something goes wrong, you have little legal protection, writes Geraldine Herbert A former Olympic athlete has highlighted the perils of buying a used car privately. Shane Healy told Claire Byrne Live last week that he had been scammed out of €2,000 in a terrifying ordeal at Tyrrelstown, Dublin when buying a second-hand car. Healy, who reached the semi-finals of the 1996 Olympic Games, revealed how...

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Electric Car Owners to Pay for  Fast Charging
Oct23

Electric Car Owners to Pay for Fast Charging

A new scheme to charge  electric vehicle drivers for using the fast public charging network will begin from November 18th writes Geraldine Herbert What are the new charges? The ESB is to introduce charging costs for existing Fast Public Chargers (50kW DC) from 18th November.  This will be followed by the introduction of pricing for High Power Chargers (150kW DC) once the first high power hubs are installed in early 2020. The standard...

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Our  top tips to buying a car at an auction
Oct22

Our top tips to buying a car at an auction

Avoid getting ripped off and learn to be a savvy car buyer with our top ten auction tips writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Do your research – it’s always a good idea to attend a few auctions before you think about buying. This will give you an idea of how auctions work and an understanding of the terms used and the conditions of sale. 2) Choose your car – know what you want to buy beforehand and have a good idea of what...

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