Seven things to know about new EU Speed limiters
Jul05

Seven things to know about new EU Speed limiters

From July 6th  all newly launched vehicles, sold in Europe, will be fitted with intelligent speed assist technology (ISA) so what does this mean for drivers and crucially road safety asks Geraldine Herbert 1. All newly launched vehicles i.e. new models of car, van, bus and lorry sold in Europe, will be fitted with intelligent speed assist technology (ISA) from July 6th. It won’t be until July 2024 that the requirement will...

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Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI R-Line
Jul04

Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI R-Line

The new, roomier Volkswagen Polo, with its dapper Digital Cockpit and super safety features, will appeal to fans — but will it convert new buyers asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? Anyone who regularly squeezes in and out of tiny car-park spaces could be forgiven for thinking the spaces have gotten smaller over time. The effort involved to avoid a dent or a scratch is enough to send your blood pressure soaring, while getting out of...

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Peugeot 308 1.2 Puretech 130bhp Auto
Jul03

Peugeot 308 1.2 Puretech 130bhp Auto

Peugeot hopes to tempt premium buyers with the new 308 hatchback  writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? At first glance, the new Peugeot 308 has much in common with the previous one, but look again and the sleek bonnet and the vertical grille catch the eye, while the new retro logo is a nod to Peugeot’s changing model line-up. It oozes Gallic flair. The 308 I drove came in ‘olivine green’, which only enhanced its appeal — and judging...

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Eight tips for driving on the right
Jun28

Eight tips for driving on the right

Here are some tips so you can master driving on the right quickly writes Geraldine Herbert Two thirds of the countries in the world drive on the right including much of Europe, the USA, China and Russia so the chances are if you are taking a car abroad this summer or hiring one you will have to quickly adjust to driving on the opposite site of the road. 1) Stay on busy roads for the first few days. With a car in front of you its much...

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Six of the most spectacular landscapes you will ever drive through
Jun23

Six of the most spectacular landscapes you will ever drive through

From twisting coastal routes to rugged mountains and scenic fjords, here are six of the best driving routes around the world for epic landscapes and ocean views writes Geraldine Herbert IRELAND  – THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY Stretching from the northern Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal to the southern town of Kinsale in County Cork, the Wild Atlantic way is the longest defined coastal route in the world. The twisting coastal...

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