Happy New Year to everyone! We hope you had a wonderful and safe Christmas.
Before Christmas, we asked you to share your #drivesafer tips, which we used to decorate our special Facebook Christmas tree. Since the festive season is one of the busiest periods on Irish roads, we all know it’s important to stay vigilant and keep speed down. But we wanted to hear your own personal tips, so that other users would learn from them and together, make our roads a safer place to be this Christmas.
Thanks to everyone who shared; all your tips were really great. However, we selected Antoinette Collins as the lucky winner of a year’s free private car insurance. Antoinette’s piece of #drivesafer advice was: “Make sure you keep a hi-vis jacket under the driver’s seat in case of a breakdown/accident”. Congratulations Antoinette!
Put your phone on silent and throw it on the back seat so you won’t be distracted. - Ruth Buckley
Here’s a selection of some of your other great tips, and you can find them all on the tree.
- Make sure your car is sound, a service just before winter should do the trick. - L.J. Keegan
- Make sure NEVER to drink and drive. Give yourself time the next day for the alcohol to get out of your body before getting behind the wheel. - Lorraine Ní Bhealatuin
- Put your phone on silent and throw it on the back seat so you won’t be distracted. - Ruth Buckley
- Use your lights all the time in winter months and watch out for black ice, especially in shaded areas. - Rhoda Boyle
- Watch out for bikers, save a life and open your eyes - Peter Duffy
Watch out for bikers, save a life and open your eyes - Peter Duffy
- Always give enough room between your car and the one in front, breaking distance is longer on wet/icy days.- Maggy W. Aring
- Have some winter supplies in the boot in case of bad weather, eg. hat/scarf/snow grips etc. - Claire Dennehy
- If you’re feeling drowsy stop, rest for a coffee break. Don’t risk dozing off. - Kevin Darcy
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