Give Time, Give Space
Sep06

Give Time, Give Space

Motorists are being asked to slow down and give cyclists room on the roads  On September 6th 2016 Donna Fox was killed in a collision in Dublin city. Donna was cycling to work when she was knocked down by a delivery lorry and died at the scene. For her fifth anniversary, she is being remembered today by the “Give Time, Give Space” campaign for road safety. As traffic increases and restrictions have eased this appeal is aimed at all...

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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Aug13

Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?

  Centuries of superstition have made us dread the day, but is Friday the 13th actually as unlucky as legend would have it? Probably not but for the 1% who won’t dare drive on this day we have some tips writes Geraldine Herbert According to the AA 1% of drivers in Ireland will not venture on the road on Friday the 13th so here are our tips on how to calm your driving nerves Always carry your mobile phone and tell someone what...

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Stress on the Road
Aug03

Stress on the Road

Traffic, tailgating, slow drivers and ignorant manoeuvring are just some of the things that can lead to stress behind the wheel writes Suzanne Keane It may seem safe to scream and shout at other drivers from the confines of your own car but the anger hangs around long after they’ve driven away and that’s only going to stress you out! Awareness Keep your eyes on other drivers. If they seem distracted or disorientated keep a safe...

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Tips for Travelling with pets
Jul20

Tips for Travelling with pets

We have some tips for travelling with our furry friends writes Geraldine Herbert For the safety of people and pets, animals should be restrained in the car. Never let a pet travel in the front because it could be seriously injured or killed, just as a small child could be if an airbag deploys. Also, it is never a good idea to put a pet in the boot. They deserve your attention and who knows what they could get up to?   Tips for...

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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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Beware the Hazards  Lurking in Your Car
Jul12

Beware the Hazards Lurking in Your Car

In the event of an accident flying objects can really hurt you. Suzanne Keane shares some tips on how to stay safe You may not be able to control what goes on outside of your car but you should always ensure your safety when inside a car! The wrong seating position, flying objects and even your pet can become a hazard if the worst was to happen…. 1. Seatbelts There is absolutely no excuse for not wearing a seat belt. It’s...

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