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Motorists urged to take road safety pledge ahead of September 21st – European Day Without a Road Death)
Sep20

Motorists urged to take road safety pledge ahead of September 21st – European Day Without a Road Death)

Project EDWARD (European Day Without a Road Death) will take place on September 21st, 2017.  The Project EDWARD initiative has been organised by TISPOL, the Traffic Police network in Europe, and its aim is that no-one dies on the roads of Europe on Thursday 21 September. The long-term aim is to spearhead significant and sustained reduction in death and serious injury on roads across the world.   Road safety pledge: I promise that...

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Budget tyres or premium brands: Does it really matter?
Sep20

Budget tyres or premium brands: Does it really matter?

What really is the difference in performance between budget and premium tyres, and in tyres of different depths? Geraldine Herbert went to Hanover to find out. Thundering towards a hair-pin bend at speed I am abruptly reminded of the importance of a decent set of tyres. As the back end of the car begins to slide and the wheels spin I sigh with relief that this is not a public road I am driving on but a test facility for Continental...

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Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC
Sep19

Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC

Honda’s HR-V is an attractive package that has a stylish exterior and spacious interior writes Hannah Gordon What is it? A mini SUV that goes head-to-head with the popular Nissan Juke, Opel Mokka X and Renault Captur. Who is it aimed at? The Honda HR-V benefits from bundles of interior space which overshadows its rivals, it also has the added extra of the ‘magic seat’ system which gives even more space. Perfect for a small...

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Nicole Lynch making her mark at Anglesey
Sep18

Nicole Lynch making her mark at Anglesey

It’s been a busy few weeks for Nicole Lynch who has been racing  at the Anglesey circuit  Thundersport GB Championship Anglesey was the next round of the Thundersport GB Championship, located just past Holyhead in Wales. It was the closest to a ‘home race’ as I would get this year. There was a lot of Irish riders over for the weekend as it’s closer to Dublin than Bishopscourt in the North, as the crow flies! This was great, as...

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Victory for Alyx Coby in Cork
Sep14

Victory for Alyx Coby in Cork

After a successful weekend in Cork 13-year-old Alyx Coby is just 18 points off the lead 13-year-old Alyx Coby, from Newbridge, Co. Kildare was on track at the weekend as the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship made its second trip of the year to Kartworld in Watergrasshill, Co. Cork for the penultimate round of this year’s Championship. Competing in the IAME X30 Junior class for drivers aged 11 to 15, Coby headed into the weekend...

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Driving in Windy Weather
Sep12

Driving in Windy Weather

It’s time to batten down the hatches as Storm Aileen is on the way. 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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