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Christmas means long trips on the road for a lot of people. Be sure to have enough fuel for your journey, as some petrol stations may close over the festive season.

Irish winters do not make great driving conditions! if the road is wet, your stopping distance increases significantly. Make sure there is a 4 second distance between you and the car in front.

Christmas brings with it lots of lights, bells and distractions. But looking off the road for even 2 seconds triples your chances of an accident. Stay focused and keep your eyes on the road.

Winter sun in Ireland? Yes, it is a real thing! Keep your shades on hand! Winter sun can be blinding, especially if snow is on the ground.

Prepare for the worst! Keep an emergency kit in your car over winter, just in case. Check out ‘20 essentials to keep in your car’ here.

Driving in snow? If you start to skid, take your foot off the accelerator, put both hands on the wheel, and steer in the direction you want to go.

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Driving in Rain:

Christmas can throw a lot of rain at us, make sure you’re prepared when you’re on the road.

Driving in Fog:

Fog is more dangerous during the Xmas period as day light is at an all-time low.

Driving in Snow & Ice:

Though we all love snow and ice at Xmas, it makes our roads slippery. Be careful when you encounter it.

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LIBERTY INSURANCE AMBASSADOR XMAS PLAYLIST


We asked our Liberty Insurance Brand Ambassadors to tell us their favourite Xmas songs, and here's what they picked!

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  1. All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey 4:02
  2. Baby It's Cold Outside - Idina Menzel 2:47
  3. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - Michael Buble 3:00
  4. Have yourself a Merry little Christmas - Frank Sinatra 2:44
  5. Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) 3:10
  6. Driving home for Christmas - Chris Rea 4:04
  7. Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens 3:49
  8. Happy Christmas (War Is Over) - John & Yoko 4:21
  9. Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry 2:55
  10. Walking In The Air – The Snowman 4:08
  11. Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues 4:46
  12. Last Christmas – Wham 3:49
  13. What Christmas Means to Me - Stevie Wonder 2:32
  14. Rockin Around The Christmas Tree - Lee Perry 2:16
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