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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Beware the Hazards  Lurking in Your Car
Jul27

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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Total Recall – What are Vehicle Recalls and Why do they happen?
Jul24

Total Recall – What are Vehicle Recalls and Why do they happen?

Problems with vehicles are not confined to one car maker. In any one year over 15 million cars can be recalled in Europe alone.  Geraldine Herbert explains why recalls occur and what to do if your car is recalled. While car manufacturers continue to recall millions of vehicles every year, for the most part, recalls go unreported because they’re minor and relatively inexpensive to resolve. Some make an impact due to the sheer...

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The 7 Worst Car Passengers
Jul09

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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The causes and cures for car sickness
Jul01

The causes and cures for car sickness

  Car sickness can turn an eagerly awaited family trip into a nightmare and occurs when the brain receives conflicting information from the inner ears, eyes and nerves writes Geraldine Herbert   While it is a fairly common experience for children ages 2 to 12 there are some ways that it can be eased or even prevented Distraction is often the best cure so encourage children to focus on things outside the car avoiding...

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Ten ways Lisbon cut emissions
Jun30

Ten ways Lisbon cut emissions

Lisbon has cut CO2 emissions by 50% in the past few years, so how has such a dramatic reduction been achieved ask Geraldine Herbert Lisbon is the European Green Capital 2020, an award that recognised the city’s commitment to achieving a better urban environment and the transformation that has taken place in the past decade. The city illustrates how green initiatives can support economic recovery and enrich the lives of citizens....

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