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Driving in Windy Weather #StormErik
Feb07

Driving in Windy Weather #StormErik

Storm Erik is on the way and is set to bring ‘severe and damaging’ 130km/h gusts. 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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How to be a safer driver
Feb06

How to be a safer driver

Driving like most things becomes a routine and bad habits are easily formed, in fact, a recent survey estimated that new motorists develop bad habits and turn into “bad drivers” in just 10 weeks writes Geraldine Herbert So here are some simple strategies to help make our roads safer for you and all other road users. Skills that put you in control – Consider taking an Advanced driving course, these courses cover types of driving that...

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Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice
Jan27

Tips For Driving on Snow and Ice

Met Eireann is warning that temperatures are likely to plunge to -5C with snow and severe frost on the way 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...

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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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