Celebrating Excellence: The WOW Award
May22

Celebrating Excellence: The WOW Award

The  WOW Award aims to honor the exceptional contributions and careers of women in the motor industry or motorsport. This prestigious award recognizes those who have made an outstanding impact. This year, the Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year (WWCOTY) expanded the nomination process to include the entire automotive industry. A total of 30 nominations were expertly narrowed down to ten finalists by three non-voting jury members....

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What to do if you Breakdown on a Motorway
May19

What to do if you Breakdown on a Motorway

Cars breakdown at the most inopportune times and often in the worst places so we have five simple tips to keep you and your passengers safe writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Move to the hard shoulder as quickly as possible – If is important to move your car as fast as you can onto the hard shoulder and once there try to park the car in as tight as you can. Put on your hazard lights and the car’s sidelights and if visibility is bad you...

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On Yer Bike! A Guide for Cycling Newbies #BikeWeek2024
May11

On Yer Bike! A Guide for Cycling Newbies #BikeWeek2024

As we move into the summer many are considering cycling to work  or simply getting out on a bike we have some tips for the newbie cyclist writes Ruth O’Connor I’m like an excited child, squealing with excitement as we pass each other. I try to communicate my delight and solidarity with an enthusiastic nod and smile, whilst also trying not to come across as a total oddball. But every single time, my gleeful grin is been mirrored...

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Aoife Raftery achieves a career-high fourth place in the Junior category at the European Rally Championship in Rally Hungary.
Apr19

Aoife Raftery achieves a career-high fourth place in the Junior category at the European Rally Championship in Rally Hungary.

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy driver Aoife Raftery delivered her most impressive performance yet in an FIA European Rally Championship event, securing fourth place overall. This achievement marks a significant improvement from her previous seventh-place finish in the Czech Republic last season. In her second season competing in the Junior ERC, Raftery, based in Craughwell, alongside her co-driver Hannah McKillop from Antrim,...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Apr19

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 Friday 19th April 2024 to 07:00hrs on Saturday 20th April 2024 and the Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down. We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives –The impact of speed on pedestrian safety is striking. At 60km/h, half of those hit by a car will not survive. At 50km/h, the odds...

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What is driver distraction and how serious an issue is it?
Apr12

What is driver distraction and how serious an issue is it?

Is it time to put the brakes on in-car entertainment systems asks Geraldine Herbert How significant a factor is driver distraction to road collisions? Every year, almost 25,000 people lose their lives on European roads and more than 135,000 are seriously injured. It is estimated that driver distraction is likely to be a factor in 10% to 30% of all road collisions. Drivers who text are twice as likely to crash as those who have been...

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