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What impact is the Coronavirus having for Motorists?
Mar16

What impact is the Coronavirus having for Motorists?

The outbreak of COVID-19, aka the coronavirus is impacting every aspect of our life writes Geraldine Herbert   Driving tests The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has suspended all driving tests since Friday 13 March 2020. Those who have a driving test scheduled during this period will have the test rescheduled free of charge and we will be directly in contact with candidates in the coming days. Updates around the re-starting of...

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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Mar13

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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How Germ Friendly is your Car?
Mar10

How Germ Friendly is your Car?

With most drivers regularly eating and drinking in their cars is it any wonder your car could be a breeding ground for bugs and dangerous bacteria writes Geraldine Herbert We all now know how to wash our hands properly while singing Happy Birthday twice, but are we aware of the hidden dangers lurking in our cars? Here are just a few things to consider 1) So how grubby is your car? Germs are not only likely to be lurking in footwells,...

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Tips for Cycling in Fog
Mar07

Tips for Cycling in Fog

Its no secret that we can experience all four seasons in a matter of hours here in Ireland so we have some tips for staying safe in the fog writes Ruth O’Connor Our changeable weather can be a bit of nuisance if you’re a cyclist – there’s nothing like heading out in your shorts and t-shirt only for the dark clouds to roll in and the wind to pick up. Being prepared for the unexpected can ensure that you stay safe and sound no...

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I Had a Car Accident: What do I do Next? A Handy Checklist
Mar06

I Had a Car Accident: What do I do Next? A Handy Checklist

Car accidents can be overwhelming, so it’s important to be prepared to avoid panic. Our friends in An Post Insurance have some useful advice in this 5-step checklist Whether it’s a nudge in a car park or a more serious crash on the road, many of us will hear the squeal of brakes and the crunch of a bumper at some point in our lives. Thankfully, most car accidents involve no more than some scuffed metal and a bruised ego or two,...

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First Drive: MINI Cooper SE
Mar03

First Drive: MINI Cooper SE

Smart, green and perfectly formed, the all new MINI Electric has arrived writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Born out of the fuel shortages of the 1950s and the onslaught of super-economical Bubble cars the first MINI rolled off the production line in 1959. Now 61 years later and in response to a crisis of a different sort MINI’s first-ever all-electric offering has been launched. Is it a looker? Based on the 3-Door Hatch, the...

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