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Motoring fears that drive you round the bend
Feb01

Motoring fears that drive you round the bend

Despite being statistically our safest roads, motorway anxiety is a very real issue for many, writes Geraldine Herbert Most of us have something we are scared of, such as spiders, heights or flying. Our hearts might race, our cheeks flush and our knees knock together, but generally, we manage to get things under control and in proportion. For some, however, their fears dominate and can severely restrict their lives. What causes a...

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Sharing for the future
Jan31

Sharing for the future

Car sharing is a great way of reducing motoring costs, writes Geraldine Herbert In recent years, car sharing has become increasingly popular in cities around the world, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a great way to reduce the cost of running a car, make money from yours when you’re not using it, or get occasional access to one if you don’t have your own. From giving lifts to friends and colleagues to...

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Car Chat with Catherine Fluvio
Jan28

Car Chat with Catherine Fluvio

Irish celebrity chef, TV presenter and author Catherine Fulvio talks  road rage, stolen cars and her dream drive locations   Your current car? VW Passat estate. Why do you drive an estate? I suppose the alternative to an estate is a four-wheel-drive, which I used to have. But I drive this particular estate because, at the time, I did a lot of research into boot capacity. I carry a full cookery demo unit plus all equipment and...

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How will a hard Brexit affect the Motorist in Ireland?
Jan28

How will a hard Brexit affect the Motorist in Ireland?

What would a hard Brexit  mean for you as a driver writes Geraldine Herbert Importing a car would be more expensive – Over 100,000 used cars were imported last year from the UK and Northern Ireland. A no-deal Brexit would mean that UK car exports to the EU would become subject to a 10% tariff under World Trade Organisation rules. You will need a Green Card to take a car to the UK –  Currently, when you take your car to any...

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The 7 Worst Car Passengers
Jan24

The 7 Worst Car Passengers

Forget the endless stopping and starting, the traffic jams and the right-hand-turn-only lane when you’re desperate to go left what causes drivers the most stress is their passengers writes Geraldine Herbert. 1) The Backseat Driver These are the real experts when it comes to driving and they dispense unwanted but well-intentioned advice at every twist and turn in the road. There is simply no driving experience they have not had...

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Practical and Actionable Tips to Reduce Your Driving Anxiety
Jan24

Practical and Actionable Tips to Reduce Your Driving Anxiety

It is common to feel nervous when driving. It is thought in Ireland alone, that more than 60% of the population of drivers are not as confident as you’d expect even after successfully passing their driving test so we have some tips to reduce anxiety. Although both men and women can feel jittery when getting behind the wheel, particularly in those first few months after, women often have a hard time adjusting to driving on their...

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