AUDI – Q3 Sportback – 35TFSI 150BHP 
Jun19

AUDI – Q3 Sportback – 35TFSI 150BHP 

    The Audi Q3 Sportback will certainly turn heads but are looks enough to justify its price asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? Part SUV and part coupe the new Audi Q3 Sportback promises to fuse sportiness and practicality and is designed to compete with rivals such as the Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar E-Pace, Volvo XC40, the Mercedes GLA and the Lexus UX. For some the coupe SUV is a smart and sleek compromise for others its...

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Clamping: How to appeal
Jun17

Clamping: How to appeal

Can you appeal a clamping and is it worth making the effort asks Geraldine Herbert Here’s what you need to know Reasons for clamping If your vehicle causes a hazard or obstruction, e.g. on a clearway If your vehicle is illegally parked, e.g. on a double yellow line. If the time allowed on a Pay-and-Display ticket (max. 3 hours) has expired. All signs in a car park have to be clearly readable, “in plain language”, clean and in...

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Driving in Thunderstorms
Jun15

Driving in Thunderstorms

Much of the country is braced for thunderstorms, gusty winds and torrential downpours as Met Eireann has issued  yellow and orange warnings writes Geraldine Herbert Driving in Thunderstorms 1) Slow down, due to the dangerous driving conditions. 2) Take special care when driving behind goods vehicles as they generate a considerable amount of spray which reduces your visibility. 3) Allow extra space between you and cyclists and...

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What to do if you’re first on the scene of an accident
Jun15

What to do if you’re first on the scene of an accident

Road Traffic Collisions are an unfortunate part of everyday life and those who arrive first at the scene of a crash can play an important role in various ways but would you know what to do asks Geraldine Herbert For most of us a road traffic accident is a scenario that we are unprepared to deal with but there are a few things you can do in those first few critical moments. Remain Calm – Take two deep breaths to help you remain...

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Lives could be saved if there was greater enforcement of road safety laws
Jun13

Lives could be saved if there was greater enforcement of road safety laws

We have an abundance of road safety laws, so why are we not enforcing them asks Geraldine Herbert Road deaths are on the rise again. So far this year, despite a reduction in traffic volumes during the lockdown of up to 70% there have been 64 fatalities as a result of 60 fatal crashes on Irish roads, compared to 64 fatalities following 55 fatal crashes up to the same period in 2019. In response, The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An...

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