Give Time, Give Space
Sep05

Give Time, Give Space

Motorists are being asked to slow down and give cyclists room on the roads “Give Time, Give Space” is the annual Donna Fox anniversary appeal to motorists to slow down and give cyclists room on our roads. It is also a plea to the Minister for Justice to give teeth to the hard won 2019 Dangerous Overtaking of a Cyclist legislation by enabling robust enforcement in way of a designated national portal for cycling. Donna...

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Heading to Electric Picnic – are you and your car festival-ready?
Aug28

Heading to Electric Picnic – are you and your car festival-ready?

With Electric Picnic kicking off on Friday we have some tips for safe festival motoring writes Geraldine Herbert   Is your car ready?  Make sure your car is up to the job so check the following check the oil check the tyre pressure check all fluid levels fill up the tank check your spare tyre Before you set off Plan your route and journey time before you set off – if you know where you’re going, you’ll avoid the added stress of...

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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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Ten things to know about the iconic Rosemary Smith
Jul13

Ten things to know about the iconic Rosemary Smith

As Rosemary Smith joins the global motoring hall of fame here are ten things to know about this Irish rally legend writes Geraldine Herbert Rosemary was born in Dublin in 1937, the youngest of three children. She was smart but hated her strict convent-school education.  Her father John Smith, an amateur racer himself, taught Rosemary to drive when she was only 11 and at 16 she secured a driving licence by pretending to be a year...

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Seven things to know about new EU Speed limiters
Jul05

Seven things to know about new EU Speed limiters

From July 6th  all newly launched vehicles, sold in Europe, will be fitted with intelligent speed assist technology (ISA) so what does this mean for drivers and crucially road safety asks Geraldine Herbert 1. All newly launched vehicles i.e. new models of car, van, bus and lorry sold in Europe, will be fitted with intelligent speed assist technology (ISA) from July 6th. It won’t be until July 2024 that the requirement will...

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Six of the most spectacular landscapes you will ever drive through
Jun23

Six of the most spectacular landscapes you will ever drive through

From twisting coastal routes to rugged mountains and scenic fjords, here are six of the best driving routes around the world for epic landscapes and ocean views writes Geraldine Herbert IRELAND  – THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY Stretching from the northern Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal to the southern town of Kinsale in County Cork, the Wild Atlantic way is the longest defined coastal route in the world. The twisting coastal...

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