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Nine Scenic Drives That Make the Most of Autumn in Ireland

We think autumn is the best season of the year to experience Ireland in all its colourful glory. Autumn in Ireland means crisp, dewy mornings and prolonged sunshine. It means strolling down multi-coloured streets kicking the leaves as you go. Autumn is also perfect for a road trip as most tourists have kissed the Blarney Stone and gone home. This leaves the country roads quiet and the most popular spots less congested.

But the best reason for an autumn road trip is to see the vibrant Autumn foliage and wild nature displays. The colours will dazzle you. You’ll also hear the roar of the red deer stags and the chatter of ...

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Bank Holiday Driving Survival Guide

Woohoo, it’s the Spring bank holiday weekend! Bank holidays are a great excuse to hit the road and take a break from the norm, and many of us in Northern Ireland do just that. We pack the car with all our things and the people we love and head off looking for adventure. But as fun as a three-day-weekend is, the problem for most is that everybody seems to get in their vehicles and leave at the same time. That means, from early afternoon on the Friday before a bank holiday there is a mass exodus and the roads become congested very quickly.

But just because everybody has the same bank holiday plans as you, and seemingly t...

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Driving in Ice and Snow

With the cold weather approaching there is likely to be ice and snow over the coming days. This can be very dangerous for road users. Driving in these conditions is hazardous, even for the most experienced drivers among us. Visibility is affected and cars can become difficult to control. Here are some tips to ensure for a safe trip while tackling ice or snow on the roads.

Make sure Your Car is Prepared

It is good practice to remember that your journey begins before you start the car. There are a couple of necessary checks all motorists should carry out. Firstly, it is crucial that window wipers are fully functional, bot...

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Wet Weather Driving Tips

Driving in wet weather can be hazardous, even for the most skilled drivers among us. Visibility is affected and cars can become difficult to control. Here are some tips to ensure for a safe trip while tackling heavy downfalls.

Make Sure your Car is Prepared

It is good practice to remember that your journey begins before you start the car. There are a few necessary checks all motorists should carry out.

Firstly, it is crucial that window wipers are fully functional. Check both front and back! Your wipers may have become worn over time and will therefore be unable to clear the windows properly.Secondly, it is advised that ...

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Teaching your Teenager how to Drive

Teaching your teenager to drive is one of the most challenging and daunting responsibilities of child rearing. As co-pilot, you will be in a very influential position to help your teenager make good driving decisions and develop good habits that will last them a lifetime.

The Essentials

Getting your Teenager a Provisional Licence

To obtain a provisional licence for your teenager must be 17 years of age and will have to complete a DL1 application form which is available from main Post Office branches or MOT test centres. Once the applicant has obtained a Provisional licence the learner driver must prepare and start their...

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Bad Driving Habits to Avoid

It is very easy to pick up bad driving habits, especially in the years following your driving test. These habits are easy to subconsciously adopt and in some cases are hard to kick. Here are 8 common driving habits present today.

Speeding

This seems obvious right? With the constant stream of road safety advertisements and road signs informing the public of the dangers of exceeding the speed limit somehow, speeding remains one of the biggest problems in road safety. In fact, according to the European Commission of Road Safety, speeding is the key factor in around 30% of fatal road accidents in Europe. Exceeding the speed...

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