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Are We There Yet? Traveling with Children
Feb07

Are We There Yet? Traveling with Children

As families all over the country will be taking to their car for the mid term break we have some tips to make your car a safer place to travel in for you and your family writes Geraldine Herbert A mere three seconds can change your life; it is estimated that nearly 80% of crashes are caused by some form of driver distraction within three seconds before the event. Distractions in the car are far too numerous; we talk on mobile phones,...

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Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice
Feb05

Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice

Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow snow-ice weather warning for 20 Irish counties as snow of up to 3cm set to sweep across the country 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...

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How to test drive a car
Jan24

How to test drive a car

So you think you have found the perfect car but does it really fit with your needs? Geraldine Herbert explains how to test drive a car  1)      The cabin of the car is where you will spend a vast amount of time so touch everything and open everything, see if there is a place for all your essentials, is it easy to reach storage holders? Are the controls behind the wheels conveniently located and the dials easy to read. 2)      Once...

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Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions
Jan16

Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions

Met Éireann has warned there will be a likelihood of snow, ice , hail and strong winds across the country over the next few days 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. Be aware of the danger posed by debris that may have blown into the roadway....

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Don’t be a victim of Car theft
Jan09

Don’t be a victim of Car theft

Minimize your chances of being a victim of car theft with these simple and basic tips writes Geraldine Herbert Parking When parking your car ensure you park in a well lit area, beside other cars, where all-round visibility is good and have your keys out and ready when returning.   Lock it Never leave a car unlocked for even a minute while going into a shop, also ensure your windows are also locked and don’t leave valuables...

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7 Ways to be a Safer Driver in 2018
Jan01

7 Ways to be a Safer Driver in 2018

  2017 was  the safest year on Ireland’s roads since road deaths were first recorded in 1959 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  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...

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