Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions #StormBarra
Dec06

Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions #StormBarra

Met Éireann has warned of  strong winds and heavy rain as Storm Barra heads our way so we have some tips for driving in extreme weather Windy weather 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. e 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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Driving in Windy Weather #StormBarra
Dec05

Driving in Windy Weather #StormBarra

Met Eireann has issued Orange and Yellow warnings for parts of the country due to Storm Barra. 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...

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Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends
Nov01

Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends

With the clocks going back last 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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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Oct20

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea writes Geraldine Herbert It is National “Slow Down” Day from 7 am on Thurs 21st October until – 7 am Friday 22nd and the Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down. We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives –If a child crosses the road 13 m in front of a car traveling at 30 km/h, it can stop just before hitting the child. However, if the car’s speed is...

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What to do when driving in fog
Oct12

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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Five things you need to know about Tyre Care #TyreSafetyDay
Oct04

Five things you need to know about Tyre Care #TyreSafetyDay

No matter how good your car is the level of grip you have on the road is determined only by the quality of your tyres so we have some tyre tips writes Geraldine Herbert Set a date – Mark a date on the calendar which is the day you check your tyre pressure once each month. All you need is a pressure gauge and if you don’t have one, most service stations do. You will find the correct pressure for your car in the owner’s handbook,...

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