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Driving in Windy Weather #StormBrendan
Jan12

Driving in Windy Weather #StormBrendan

Storm Brendan is on the way and is set to bring severe gusts of up to 120km/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 sudden gust can...

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Winter Solstice – The Longest Night of the Year
Dec21

Winter Solstice – The Longest Night of the Year

Sunday 22nd is Winter Solstice or the longest night 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 Sunday 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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What to do when driving in fog
Dec19

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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Nine Christmas Parking Tips
Dec16

Nine Christmas Parking Tips

Looking for a car space at Christmas is the stuff of nightmares but it doesn’t have to be, we have some parking survival tips writes Geraldine Herbert 1. The early bird The early bird not only gets the worm but also the best parking spots so in order to secure a decent parking spot leave the house as early as you can. 2. Consider using Park & Ride Avail of a stress-free trip into town by parking your car at one of the Park and...

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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Dec13

Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?

  Centuries of superstition have made us dread the day, but is Friday the 13th actually as unlucky as legend would have it? Probably not but for the 1% who won’t dare drive on this day we have some tips writes Geraldine Herbert According to the AA 1% of drivers in Ireland will not venture on the road on Friday the 13th so here are our tips on how to calm your driving nerves Always carry your mobile phone and tell someone what...

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Stay safe when driving in heavy rain
Nov04

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 Met Éireann is forecasting  heavy and persistent rain over the next few days so some tips for driving 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....

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