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New speeding fines alone will not make our roads safer
Dec05

New speeding fines alone will not make our roads safer

We have an abundance of road safety laws, so why are we not enforcing them asks Geraldine Herbert Road deaths are on the rise again. So far this year 134 lives have been lost on our roads, six more than this time last year. Speeding is one of the biggest killers on our roads and is a contributory factor in a third of all fatal crashes. In response, the Minister for Transport Shane Ross has proposed changes to speeding fines that have...

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Seven reasons why Hydrogen may be the fuel of the future
Dec04

Seven reasons why Hydrogen may be the fuel of the future

Hydrogen is one of the very few options for the complete decarbonisation of the road transport sector writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Hydrogen can be produced from a wide range of low and zero-carbon energy sources and can be used as a fuel by most vehicle types from small cars through to ferries and trains. 2) In a fuel cell car, the hydrogen reacts with the carbon, making electricity to run the car; the only waste product of this...

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Mondello Rallycross with Ruth Nugent
Dec03

Mondello Rallycross with Ruth Nugent

“Literally had the best days racing I’ve had all year” We catch up with Ruth Nugent who competed in the recent Irish Rallycross Fiesta championship in Mondello Park  Firstly, apologies for being so M.I.A.  Between health issues and mechanical issues with the car the end of the racing season was very busy.   Rallycross But luckily myself and Freddie the Fiesta are back in action and feeling good! So to celebrate that...

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Your guide to becoming a driving instructor
Dec02

Your guide to becoming a driving instructor

Considering a new career or change of career why not consider becoming a qualified driving instructor asks Ladybird Driving School So what are the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a qualified driving instructor in Ireland? Advantages Upwards of €40,000 per annum. Working for yourself but not by yourself. Setting your own hours weekly. Setting your own holiday times. Very low entry costs into the business. Not missing family...

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Car Chat with Andrea Gilligan
Nov26

Car Chat with Andrea Gilligan

We talk driving test tales, Route 66, dream passengers and road rage with Newstalk Breakfast Briefing presenter Andrea Gilligan Your current car? I drive a 3 Series BMW. It’s an old one though – 2004. I bought it years ago. Is a car important to you? Yes, I suppose I’ve always had a car so I can’t imagine not having one. I couldn’t wait to start driving and I learned to drive at a young age and then...

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The best deals around on a new car
Nov25

The best deals around on a new car

Car Dealers are offering everything from discounts, shopping vouchers and free servicing to attract buyers into their showrooms, writes Geraldine Herbert Now is a good time to buy an Audi A3, with APR rates from 2.9% per month as well as a number of exclusive upgrade packages. The French carmaker Citroën plans to lure potential 201 buyers into its showrooms with zero APR rates on the C3, C4 Cactus and the Grand C4 SpaceTourer;...

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