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Seven frequently asked questions about Electric Cars
Oct07

Seven frequently asked questions about Electric Cars

Many car buyers are wary of electric vehicles due to lack of information writes Geraldine Herbert Electric vehicles are essential to our efforts to tackle climate change – we’ve all heard it many times. While sales of all-electric vehicles are up 300% on last year, buyers continue to be wary and remain unconvinced about the number of charge points, the time it takes to recharge or how far can they can drive before they...

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First Drive: Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X
Oct03

First Drive: Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X

Can Mazda offer a new future for petrol and diesel engines asks Geraldine Herbert What’s new? At a time when most carmakers are ditching the development of new internal combustion engines (ICE), Mazda are saying yes to investing in petrol and diesel engines and are launching a new take on the lean concept with their revolutionary Skyactiv-X engine. So could this new technology help prolong petrol and even the much-maligned...

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Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions #StormLorenzo
Oct02

Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions #StormLorenzo

Met Éireann has warned of strong winds and heavy bursts of rain as Storm Lorenzo heads our way so we have some tips for driving in extreme weather Windy weather 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...

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The Driving Test Marking Guidelines Explained
Sep30

The Driving Test Marking Guidelines Explained

Have you ever wondered what the driving tester has on that tablet they use whilst out on a driving test? We get some expert advice from Ladybird Driving School Those of you who have previously sat a test would have noticed them tapping the tablet when you have made a mistake but just what are they tapping and where do they get this marking system from? Well, they get this system from the Driving Fault Assessment Guidelines relating to...

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Bags of Style: Our Guide to Carrying Stuff on Your Bike!
Sep26

Bags of Style: Our Guide to Carrying Stuff on Your Bike!

If you’re going to travel by bicycle, be it to work, to school, to the shop or around the world, chances are you’ll have to bring a thing or two with you writes Ruth O’Connor When I invested in my Surly Long Haul Trucker five years ago, the bag setup was the one of the most important decisions I had to make. Did I want to go for classic panniers or a more compact bikepacking setup? There are benefits and drawbacks to both but in...

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European Day Without A Road Death #ProjectEDWARD
Sep25

European Day Without A Road Death #ProjectEDWARD

  Tomorrow is European Day Without A Road Death #ProjectEDWARD and the aim is to have a day without fatalities on Europe’s roads. Here are 7 things you can do to make our roads safer for you and all road users writes Geraldine Herbert   Keep your eyes on the road Distracted drivers are one of the main causes of car accidents so avoid anything that takes your eyes off the road and that includes not only talking on your mobile...

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