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Becoming a Driving Instructor
Aug15

Becoming a Driving Instructor

As the class of 2019 weigh up their career and college options why not consider becoming a qualified driving instructor asks Ladybird Driving School In secondary school when trying to decide what will you do after you have finished secondary school, how many people around you be it career guidance teachers, your own Parents, Colleagues, Lecturers ever mentioned the words “Driving Instructor ?” The answer is probably NO ONE...

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Is your car likely to pass the NCT?
Aug13

Is your car likely to pass the NCT?

Good news for Skoda Yeti Owners A compact SUV manufactured by Skoda had the highest pass rate of any vehicle submitted for a NCT test last year writes Seán McCárthaigh An analysis of the results of NCT tests carried out on over 1.34 million vehicles at 47 test centres nationwide in 2018 shows that the Skoda Yeti had a pass rate of 81.3%. Figures published by the Road Safety Authority show the Czech-manufactured car, which was launched...

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Passing the Driving test with Chronic Dyslexia
Jul07

Passing the Driving test with Chronic Dyslexia

Dyslexia affects about 8% to 10% of the population, this month Ladybird Driving School look at some of the challenges a person with dyslexia faces when learning to drive Throughout each year pupils present to our driving school with a range of conditions and we have taught and passed pupils with Polio, Parkinson’s, Prosthetic limbs, profoundly deaf, Dyslexia and many more conditions. Patrick was diagnosed late in his teens with...

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On the bike one year on….
Jun30

On the bike one year on….

Lara Platman took her Direct Access Motorcycle with Honda Motorcycles and wrote to tell Wheels for Women how she got on, she returns to tell us her latest news about her motorcycle exploits… Over a year ago now I took it upon myself to pass a Direct Access motorcycle exam with Honda with their Get On scheme and get on a motorcycle. I thought it would be an excellent way to find a boyfriend if anything. I wrote about it here...

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Why aren’t more women cycling in Dublin?
Jun27

Why aren’t more women cycling in Dublin?

Women represent just one in four people who travel by bike. The Dublin Cycling Campaign Women on Wheels presented details of their research this week at an International cycling conference. The aim of the study was to find out why women represent such a low proportion of those travelling on two wheels, in fact, only 27% of commuters by bike in Ireland are women. ‘Women on Wheels’ coordinator Louise Williams says: “We looked around and...

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