Archive for September, 2008

NISSAN SKYLINE GTR 33 – Power in a Sedan

September 25th, 2008
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Why is the Skyline so popular?  Perhaps because this monster of a sedan can hit 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds; and if you press the gas pedal a little bit more, you can reach 100 mph in just 12.3 seconds.  No wonder the Skyline is also fondly called “Godzilla.”  But is it all about […]

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Speed limit rise on 260km of road

September 24th, 2008
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Thousands of learner drivers will have to find a new way to work from today because the roads they drive on are being made into motorways. From this morning the speed limit has increased on 260km of dual carriageway around the country after their status was upgraded. For many motorists this is seen as good […]

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Garda website lists speed check zones

September 22nd, 2008
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  Gardaí are to publish the locations of over 700 speed enforcement zones on their website on a county by county basis. The zones cover accident blackspots which will be targeted by high visibility and speed detection policing. Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy launched eight new speed detection vans in Templemore, Co Tipperary, this morning. Each […]

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1,400 fined by new learner driver law

September 18th, 2008
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Hundreds of people have been caught breaching the new regulations for learner drivers. New figures obtained from the gardaí show 1,400 offences have been committed over a two-month period.   The new rules for learner drivers were introduced by the Government in July, the most significant of which affected those on a second provisional licence. […]

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MOTORCHECK.IE BLAMES UK IMPORTS FOR MAJOR ROLE IN 16% DROP IN IRISH USED

September 10th, 2008
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MOTORCHECK.IE BLAMES UK IMPORTS FOR MAJOR ROLE IN 16% DROP IN IRISH USED CAR SALESSecond Hand Car Imports Up 86% The Irish used car market has been hit badly with latest figures for July 2008 revealing a 16% drop in sales compared to the same period last year. This latest data compiled by Car History […]

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