Sunday 24 September 2017

Tell Eddie: Cut speeding? Hit them with triple points in certain areas

Hugely positive responses to our letter last week suggesting motor tax forms should have a column for mileage to eradicate 'clocking'. A large number agreed. Rather than reproduce them all, however, here's one with a different slant – as well as a couple on other topics. Keep the emails coming. So enjoy hearing from you. Eddie.

Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

If NCT details, including mileage on car, were made available online to prospective buyers, it would serve in some way to eliminate clocking of cars. What's your take on this procedure being made available? Surely we are entitled to these records at a reasonable charge? Enjoyed your article in the Indo.

EDDIE,

If NCT details, including mileage on car, were made available online to prospective buyers, it would serve in some way to eliminate clocking of cars. What's your take on this procedure being made available? Surely we are entitled to these records at a reasonable charge? Enjoyed your article in the Indo.

Anne

Eddie,

Some years ago I was driving down the east coast of the US from Acadia National Park to Boston. I recall a device used for traffic control which most certainly got my attention. I have often thought of the positive effect this device might have on the speed at which we travel on our roads. The device I speak about is to simply post some road signs informing the public that if they are caught speeding in "this area" they will receive double points or even triple points. What could be more simple? It got my attention.

Frank

DRIVING HABITS

Eddie,

What is it about the Irish? They haven't a clue about the correct road positioning to make a right turn?

I spent much of my early life in southeast England, where it was the standard motoring practice to 'hug the crown' of the road before making a right turn. Here I see people every day starting a right turn from the middle of their lane, or worse, from the extreme inside left. I was involved in a minor traffic incident a year ago where a man crawling along the far inside suddenly made a right turn as I was overtaking him. He lost his rear bumper from my ensuing emergency braking.

The NRA sponsor TV adverts showing motoring techniques. I think it is time they gave this point some consideration.

John

Irish Independent

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