5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Mar01

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 Tuesday 1st March until – 7 am Wednesday 2nd March 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...

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Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions #StormDudley #StormEunice
Feb16

Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions #StormDudley #StormEunice

Met Éireann has warned of  strong winds and heavy rain as Storm Dudley heads our way  and that will be followed by Storm Eunice a ‘multi-hazard event’ Consider first of all if your journey is essential and don’t drive unless you absolutely have to 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...

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5 signs that it’s time to change your car
Feb03

5 signs that it’s time to change your car

    Here are five signs that it’s probably time to replace your car writes Geraldine Herbert There are many ways to justify changing your car but sometimes it is not simply a choice rather there comes a point when your long-suffering vehicle just can’t be expected to go on 1. Your mechanic knows you by name – Costly repairs are the first sign that you may need a new set of wheels. Generally, if your monthly car...

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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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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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