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Stay safe when driving in heavy rain
May27

Stay safe when driving in heavy rain

Met Éireann warn of widespread and heavy rain around the country today so we have some tips for safely driving in heavy rain writes Geraldine Herbert Slow down! It takes longer to stop in wet weather. Try to avoid areas which are prone to flooding, Allow for slower speeds, delays and potential congestion so give yourself extra time. Leave more space between you and the car in front to account for greater stopping distances and...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
May24

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea writes Geraldine Herbert Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down this weekend as the 24-hour National “Slow Down” Day 2017 takes place from 7:00 hrs Friday, 26th of May to 7:00 hrs Saturday 27th of May. We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives- Most children hit by a car at 30km/h make a full recovery, whereas most hit at 50km/h will be killed or...

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Coping with a Heatwave
May23

Coping with a Heatwave

From dehydration to sunburn – we just can’t cope with this heat! Suzanne Keane shares her top five heatwave must do’s Met Eireann has predicted that it’ll get hotter than 25C in some parts of the country this week. One thing is certain that we aren’t cut out for temperatures over 20 degrees in this country! Here are my 5 tips below for surviving a heat wave 1. Screenwash 99% of the time we get enough rain...

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Avoid Car Hire Rip Offs
May15

Avoid Car Hire Rip Offs

There is nothing like having the use of a car on holidays but it’s a luxury that can prove very expensive writes Geraldine Herbert From fluctuating costs depending on the time of year to confusion over fuel payment policies, hiring a car when abroad can be a stressful ordeal.  A survey by the AA found 40% of Irish people had a bad experience with a car hire company. If you plan ahead, budget wisely and do some research, you can save...

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Beach Days
May07

Beach Days

Sun shining, tunes blaring and a trip to the coast… all great fun until your car gets stuck in the sand! Follow our tips below to reduce your chances of needing a tow to safety! 1. If there’s a car park – use it! Especially if your car is 2 wheel drive… Eliminate the risk of getting stuck in sand by not driving on it! 2. If you do decide to drive onto the beach keep on the wet compacted sand. The soft fluffy...

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What to do if you Breakdown on a Motorway
May03

What to do if you Breakdown on a Motorway

Cars breakdown at the most inopportune times and often in the worst places so we have five simple tips to keep you and your passengers safe writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Move to the hard shoulder as quickly as possible – If is important to move your car as fast as you can onto the hard shoulder and once there try to park the car in as tight as you can. Put on your hazard lights and the car’s sidelights and if visibility is bad you...

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