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Are you afraid to drive on Friday the 13th?
Dec13

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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The ten safest cars of 2019
Dec12

The ten safest cars of 2019

    Do you drive one of the safest cars of 2019? Thatcham Research reveals the 10 safest new drives of 2019, the list features cars with record breaking protection for occupants in the event of a crash and innovative crash avoidance technology The judging criteria takes a variety of factors into account, including: five-star Euro NCAP rating and high overall Euro NCAP testing scores across all categories; potential sales and...

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New speeding fines alone will not make our roads safer
Dec05

New speeding fines alone will not make our roads safer

We have an abundance of road safety laws, so why are we not enforcing them asks Geraldine Herbert Road deaths are on the rise again. So far this year 134 lives have been lost on our roads, six more than this time last year. Speeding is one of the biggest killers on our roads and is a contributory factor in a third of all fatal crashes. In response, the Minister for Transport Shane Ross has proposed changes to speeding fines that have...

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Seven reasons why Hydrogen may be the fuel of the future
Dec04

Seven reasons why Hydrogen may be the fuel of the future

Hydrogen is one of the very few options for the complete decarbonisation of the road transport sector writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Hydrogen can be produced from a wide range of low and zero-carbon energy sources and can be used as a fuel by most vehicle types from small cars through to ferries and trains. 2) In a fuel cell car, the hydrogen reacts with the carbon, making electricity to run the car; the only waste product of this...

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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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Motoring in a Post No-Deal Brexit – what you need to know
Sep04

Motoring in a Post No-Deal Brexit – what you need to know

What are the implications for drivers in a post no deal brexit writes Geraldine Herbert   GB Stickers who needs them? UK-registered cars will need to display a GB sticker when driving outside of the UK including in the Republic of Ireland after Brexit. The rule will apply to drivers even if their number plate includes a GB logo. Will I need a Green Card to take a car to the UK? Currently, when you take your car to any country...

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