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Heat wave driving tips
Jun21

Heat wave driving tips

With temperatures soaring to  27 degrees next week 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...

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5 Reasons why Slowing Down is a good idea
May24

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 25 May and 7am on Saturday 26 May 2018 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% more...

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Winter Solstice – The Shortest Day of the Year
Dec18

Winter Solstice – The Shortest Day of the Year

Thursday 21st is Winter Solstice or the shortest day of the year so we have some advice when  driving at night writes Geraldine Herbert In Dublin, the sun will rise at 08:38 am on Thursday and set again at 16.07 pm so the chances are you will be driving to work or home in the dark. Driving in the dark can cause fatigue – plan your journey, scheduling at least one stop every two hours. Don’t ignore warning signs of fatigue....

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Tips For Driving on Frost and Ice
Nov23

Tips For Driving on Frost and Ice

The cold snap has arrived so take extra care on the roads,  we have some tips for driving in icy conditions writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Ensure you have de-icer and a scraper. Before setting off, make sure you clean any ice or condensation from all the windows and mirrors to optimise visibility. 2) When you set off, do so in second gear, releasing the clutch and accelerating gently, avoiding high revs – this will prevent wheel spin. 3)...

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Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends
Oct24

Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends

With the clocks going back this weekend, we have some advice for driving in the dark. To improve your view as far as possible, keep your lights and windscreen clean. Use main beam, but when other drivers are approaching make sure you dip your lights to avoid dazzling the oncoming traffic. Make sure you can stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear. If you’re feeling tired, coffee alone is not a fix. Take a break...

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Back to School Safety Tips
Aug25

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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