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Tips For Driving on Frost and Ice
Jan17

Tips For Driving on Frost and Ice

Temperatures will plunge to -4C  this weekend so take extra care on the roads writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Ensure you have de-icer and a scraper. Before setting off, make sure you clean any ice or condensation from all the windows and mirrors to optimise visibility. 2) When you set off, do so in second gear, releasing the clutch and accelerating gently, avoiding high revs – this will prevent wheel spin. 3) As you drive, stay in higher...

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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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Stay safe when driving in heavy rain
Nov04

Stay safe when driving in heavy rain

Met Éireann warn of widespread and heavy rain around the country today so we have some tips for safely driving in heavy rain writes Geraldine Herbert Met Éireann is forecasting  heavy and persistent rain over the next few days so some tips for driving Slow down! It takes longer to stop in wet weather. Try to avoid areas which are prone to flooding, Allow for slower speeds, delays and potential congestion so give yourself extra time....

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Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends
Oct21

Tick Tock The Clocks Go Back and Darkness Descends

With the clocks going back this weekend, we have some advice for driving in the dark. To improve your view as far as possible, keep your lights and windscreen clean. Use main beam, but when other drivers are approaching make sure you dip your lights to avoid dazzling the oncoming traffic. Make sure you can stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear. If you’re feeling tired, coffee alone is not a fix. Take a break...

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Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions #StormLorenzo
Oct02

Driving in Extreme Weather Conditions #StormLorenzo

Met Éireann has warned of strong winds and heavy bursts of rain as Storm Lorenzo heads our way so we have some tips for driving in extreme weather Windy weather Plan your journey – is there a route with less exposure to the weather and less risk of fallen trees?  Choose a sheltered route if you have the option. Be aware of the danger posed by debris that may have blown into the roadway. Wind rarely blows steadily, and a...

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