Heatwave driving tips
Aug11

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
Mar01

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 on Tuesday 1st March until – 7 am Wednesday 2nd March and the Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down. We have 5 reasons why slowing down is a good idea Save lives –If a child crosses the road 13 m in front of a car traveling at 30 km/h, it can stop just before hitting the child. However, if the car’s...

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Women are 17% more likely to die in car accidents than men
Nov10

Women are 17% more likely to die in car accidents than men

Safety tests must reflect all types of car users, not just the ‘average male’ writes Geraldine Herbert When was the last time you checked the safety credentials of a car and were reassured by a five-star safety rating? It seems those star ratings may not apply to all car passengers equally. According to new research by the University of Virginia, women are 17%c more likely to die in a car accident than men, twice as likely...

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Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends
Nov01

Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends

With the clocks going back last 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
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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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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