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7 Ways to be a Safer Driver in 2019
Jan01

7 Ways to be a Safer Driver in 2019

2018 was another record low for road fatalities but there is still more we can do – 7 things you can do to make our roads safer for you and all road users writes Geraldine Herbert   Keep your eyes on the road Distracted drivers are one of the main causes of car accidents so avoid anything that takes your eyes off the road and that includes not only talking on your mobile but texting, emailing, applying make-up or shaving...

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Stay Safe this New Year’s Eve
Dec29

Stay Safe this New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is a chance to end the year with a bang. Here are some tips for celebrating while staying safe   Hosting a party? If you are planning a New Year’s Eve party make sure to provide plenty of food to keep your guests from drinking on an empty stomach and avoid salty snacks that encourage people to drink more. Ensure there is a plentiful supply of non-alcoholic drinks for designated drivers and others who prefer not to...

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Winter Solstice – The Shortest Day of the Year
Dec20

Winter Solstice – The Shortest Day of the Year

Friday 21st is Winter Solstice or the shortest day of the year so we have some advice when driving in the dark writes Geraldine Herbert In Dublin, the sun will rise at 08:37 am on Friday and set again at 16.07 pm so the chances are you will be driving to work or home in the dark. Driving in the dark can cause fatigue – plan your journey, scheduling at least one stop every two hours. Don’t ignore warning signs of fatigue....

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What to do when driving in fog
Dec05

What to do when driving in fog

We have some tips on how to stay safe when driving in fog writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Slow down – Driving at normal speeds in fog can be very dangerous particularly when you cannot see where you are going. 2) Clear your windows – Before you leave ensure you can see out of all windows and once on the road don’t let your windows and mirrors get fogged up. You need to have full visibility at all times so make sure your windows are...

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Tips for Buying a Used Convertible
Nov07

Tips for Buying a Used Convertible

Sometimes getting a good deal simply depends on the what time of the year you are buying.  Convertibles tend to be more expensive during the summer months but Winter is a great time to snap up a bargain, before you take the plunge we have some buying tips writes Suzanne Keane 1) Buying a used convertible is like buying any other car, but with a convertible pay particular attention to the roof and its operation particularly the seal....

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Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends
Oct25

Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends

With the clocks going back this weekend, we have some advice for driving in the dark. To improve your view as far as possible, keep your lights and windscreen clean. Use main beam, but when other drivers are approaching make sure you dip your lights to avoid dazzling the oncoming traffic. Make sure you can stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear. If you’re feeling tired, coffee alone is not a fix. Take a break...

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