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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Oct19

5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea

We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea writes Geraldine Herbert Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down this weekend from  7am on Friday, October 19 to 7am on Saturday, October 20. We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives- Most children hit by a car at 30km/h make a full recovery, whereas most hit at 50km/h will be killed or face a lifetime of disability. Save Fuel –Driving at 110km/h uses up to 9%...

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Donut Ignore The Signs…
Oct16

Donut Ignore The Signs…

Goodyear Tyres has created a handy guide for the key signs to check – #DonutIgnoreTheSigns The confusion over what to look and feel for when routinely checking tyres for signs of conditions is not unfamiliar. But a new campaign has recruited an unlikely ally to boost tyre safety knowledge amongst drivers. Goodyear Tyres  has  created a handy guide called ‘Donut Ignore the Signs’ – designed to both educate drivers on the...

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5 Electric Cars Worth Waiting For
Oct15

5 Electric Cars Worth Waiting For

As Europe gets tougher on emissions its good news for motorists as more all-electric cars are set to launch in 2019, we look at 5 worth waiting for writes Geraldine Herbert Audi E-tron Due here early next year Audi’s e-tron is the luxury car maker’s first all-electric vehicle and will have a range of more than 400 km, based on the WLTP driving cycle. Powered by two electric motors Audi reckons it can hit 100kmh in under...

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Driving in Windy Weather #StormCallum
Oct10

Driving in Windy Weather #StormCallum

Storm Callum 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 sudden gust can catch out...

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Renault Koleos
Oct10

Renault Koleos

It seems happy holidays start with having the right car, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Holidays are all about the pursuit of happiness but invariably it rarely works out that way, and, as a family of four, we’ve had our share of arduous road trips where motorway accidents, breakdowns and bored children have tested both parents’ endurance and imagination. Experience has, however, taught us that key to all arriving...

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Reducing your Risk of Carjacking
Oct08

Reducing your Risk of Carjacking

Two women were injured in a carjacking at a Dublin hospital yesterday evening, we have some tips to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime 1. Park in a well lit area. 2. When returning to your parked car, be aware of the surroundings. Walk with purpose and stay alert 3. Be wary of people asking for directions or handing out fliers 4. Once inside your car lock your doors and roll up your windows 5. Always keep the car at...

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