Driving in Heavy Rain and Floods
Jan18

Driving in Heavy Rain and Floods

We have some driving tips for making it through heavy rain and floods writes Geraldine Herbert   Drive on the highest section of the road and don’t set off if a vehicle is approaching you Leave time and space to avoid swamping other cars and don’t splash pedestrians and cyclists as you drive through water. Drive slowly and keep going once you have started – make sure you have a clear run. In a manual car, keep the...

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Tips for Parallel Parking
Jan16

Tips for Parallel Parking

The thought of parallel parking can strike fear in the heart of even the most experienced drivers writes Geraldine Herbert Parallel parking is generally considered a challenge for any driver to master and unless you are one of those people who park on the street outside your home every day, the chances are it’s not a skill you will have forced yourself to master. A few easy tips can take the stress out of parallel parking and...

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How to appeal
Jan12

How to appeal

Outraged by a parking ticket or a clamping decision, or simply dismayed at failing your driving test? Here’s how you can appeal and what you need to do, writes Geraldine Herbert The Driving Test On average, 46% of those sitting their driving test fail it. If you are one of the unlucky ones it is possible to appeal but there are a number of steps you need to follow. As appeals against driving test results are heard by a judge in...

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Things you need in your car in case of snow
Dec30

Things you need in your car in case of snow

There is snow on the way so make sure you’re prepared writes Geraldine Herbert When the weather turns bad arming yourself with a survival pack will make a big difference if you do get stuck. Always carry the following and in severe weather ensure you have a warm winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and warm clothes.   Torch Spare batteries and bulbs Screen scraper/de-icer Jump leads Warning triangle First-aid kit Mobile phone...

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Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice
Dec30

Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice

Met Eireann is warning of snow, wintry showers and widespread frost for tonight writes Geraldine Herbert Ensure your windows are clean and clear, and that you have all-round visibility before you set off. Also take the time to clear snow off the roof of your car. When driving in snow, get your speed right – not too fast that you risk losing control, but not so slow that you risk losing momentum when it is needed From stationary,...

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Driving in Windy Weather
Dec30

Driving in Windy Weather

Met Eireann has issued an Orange and Yellow weather warning for strong winds. We have some tips for driving in windy weather writes Geraldine Herbert Plan your journey – is there a route with less exposure to the weather and less risk of fallen trees?  Choose a sheltered route if you have the option. Be aware of the danger posed by debris that may have blown into the roadway. Wind rarely blows steadily, and a sudden gust can catch out...

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