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Women are 17% more likely to die in car accidents than men
Nov11

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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Saudi Arabia First Women Driving Instructors
Nov10

Saudi Arabia First Women Driving Instructors

We spoke to Deborah Sherwood who is currently training women to be instructors in Saudi Arabia due to the change in the law that allows women to drive writes Shereen Shabnam Deborah went through a selection process and was thrilled to find out that she had been selected to be part of the team of four to help further develop and implement the training program for the instructors, examiners and lecturers. When did you first venture into...

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Get your car ready for Winter!
Nov05

Get your car ready for Winter!

The annual Winter Ready campaign by the National Emergency Co-ordination Committee will be launched this Wednesday 6 November so we have some tips for getting your car ready for winter writes Suzanne Keane Here are some tips to prepare you and your car for the winter 1. Anti-freeze It’s called anti-freeze for a good reason! You may remember from science class (all those years ago) that when water freezes it expands. Therefore if...

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Electric Car Owners to Pay for  Fast Charging
Oct23

Electric Car Owners to Pay for Fast Charging

A new scheme to charge  electric vehicle drivers for using the fast public charging network will begin from November 18th writes Geraldine Herbert What are the new charges? The ESB is to introduce charging costs for existing Fast Public Chargers (50kW DC) from 18th November.  This will be followed by the introduction of pricing for High Power Chargers (150kW DC) once the first high power hubs are installed in early 2020. The standard...

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6 Spooky Road Trips
Oct16

6 Spooky Road Trips

With Halloween just around the corner, it is the perfect time for families to start planning a spooky road trip. We have 6 spine-chilling destinations Get Spooked in Scotland From haunted castles and horrible histories to Celtic legends across ancient moors and mountains, Scotland’s got a lot to offer the Halloween holidaymaker. Start in Edinburgh, the Castle is said to be one of the most haunted in Europe, with many previously...

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What’s new in Child Car Seats in Autumn 2019
Sep23

What’s new in Child Car Seats in Autumn 2019

Is it time to upgrade your child’s car seat? Suzanne Keane previews what new for Autumn 2019 Axkid are well known for their innovative rear-facing seats with coveted Swedish Plus testing but parents of older children who have outgrown their Minikid will be delighted to hear about the new Axkid Bigkid. This high back booster offers the same level of quality as you’d expect from any Axkid product and has 3 recline positions but is...

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