Back to School Safety Tips
Aug22

Back to School Safety Tips

As the long summer holidays draw to a close and the school run starts again  we have some tips for drivers Tips for Drivers: Plan ahead and be alert when driving to the school and take extra care to compensate for the fact that children won’t always be paying attention, and are easily distracted. For drivers, this can create dangerous situations on the roads. Be vigilant and alert behind the wheel. You never know when a small...

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Heatwave driving tips
Jul15

Heatwave driving tips

With temperatures rising we’ve got ten tips to help ensure that you and your car survive even the hottest driving conditions. When driving in extreme heat, water is crucial to avoid dehydration so have plenty of bottled water in your car Make sure your phone is fully charged Never leave your child or pet in the car, unattended, even for a few minutes, in the heat. Avoid travelling at peak times, if you’re traveling a long...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
Mar26

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 today until – 7 am tomorrow and Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down this weekend. 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...

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Five things to know about 30 km speed limits
Mar22

Five things to know about 30 km speed limits

30km/h zones are increasingly being planned or proposed by local authorities around the country so what are the benefits asks Geraldine Herbert 1) The evidence is conclusive 90% of pedestrians hit by a car travelling at 30 km/h survive; whereas when hit by a car travelling at 50 km/h less than 20% will. 2) A recent Italian study on the introduction of a 30 km/h zone to the city of Turin showed that the reduction in the collision...

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My First Car…..
Jan28

My First Car…..

Do you remember your first Car? We would love to hear how your First car changed your life. Perhaps it was one incredible journey or that newfound freedom or maybe you even still have your first car? If you and your car would like to be featured then simply answer the questions below and email your answers to  info@wheelsforwomen.ie. What was your first car and why did you buy it? How did you come by the vehicle? What do you remember...

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Driving in Heavy Rain and Floods
Jan18

Driving in Heavy Rain and Floods

We have some driving tips for making it through heavy rain and floods writes Geraldine Herbert   Drive on the highest section of the road and don’t set off if a vehicle is approaching you Leave time and space to avoid swamping other cars and don’t splash pedestrians and cyclists as you drive through water. Drive slowly and keep going once you have started – make sure you have a clear run. In a manual car, keep the...

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