Escape Route(s) – Always Leave an “Out” – Tom Harrington LL B F Inst. MTD (April 2020)

       Harrington Driver Training Services Many drivers drive along without ever considering what they would do if an emergency situation arose. However, the unexpected can happen at any moment and if the driver isn’t concentrating, anticipating and planning ahead, then he/she could be in mortal danger. When driving, it’s always important to have an […]

Road Safety Ireland – November 2020

     Harrington Driver Training Services This Issue … ·        Backlog of Driving Tests ·        Technical Error in Legislation ·        Insurance Companies Rip-off Continues ·        Charity Brake & Speed Enforcement ·        Car With ‘Minus Emissions’ ·        Ford Recall (US) SUVs ·        Clamping Firms Profits Rise ·        The Carnage Continues … ·        In Brief … ·        And […]

Ireland’s ‘Love Affair’ With The First Motor Car

     Harrington Driver Training Services It is so much part of our everyday lives now that we barely give the cars on our roads a second thought. But back in 1896, when the first vehicle appeared on the island of Ireland, reactions were mixed with some people even seeing them as the work of the […]

The following article, SPEED KILLS, has been specially contributed for inclusion in my book ‘THE ADI RULES’.

The following article, SPEED KILLS, has been specially contributed for inclusion in my book ‘THE ADI RULES’. As you will see as you read on, the article’s author has an understanding of mathematics, and the mathematics involved in speed, which is second to none. The knowledge it contains is vital to all learners and experienced […]

The Anatomy of a Car Crash (It’s Not Pretty) – Tom Harrington LL B F Inst. MTD (April 2020)

     Harrington Driver Training Services The human body is not designed to handle a car crash, which means, that no matter the severity of an accident or how safe a car is rated, damage, including aches and pain or life-altering injuries can occur. Car accident effects on the body come in many different forms and […]

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) – The First 25 Years

     The First 25 Years Harrington Driver Training Services In the early 1980s the public’s attitude toward drinking and driving was substantially transformed. Citizen activism is generally given credit for this change. In 1978, Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID) – the first citizen activist group dedicated to fighting drunk driving was established by Doris Aiken of […]

Highway Verges-The Green, Green Grass of …

      of … Harrington Driver Training Services This paper concerns roadside verges, a topic that may not be as popular or as receptive by some readers as opposed to other more interesting driving topics. But grass verges play an important role in proving extra space for pedestrians, equestrians and wildlife. Road verges also provide a […]

Road Safety Ireland – July 2020

          This Issue… v Driving Tests Resumed v ‘L’ Drivers Gaming the System v Unaccompanied ‘L’ Drivers v No Tax Rebate v No Minister! v Parking Fine Violations v “Polite” Serial Lawbreaker v Luas (Tram) Incidents v The Carnage Continues … v Superior Mother v Acting the Goat v On Yer Bike v High […]