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‘I’ve never worn heels while driving’ and other things we learned from the Garda Twitter Q&A

Did you know problems with tyres cause just two per cent of mechanical faults in collisions?

THE GARDA TWITTER accounts have been at it again, informing and amusing the online masses.

This time, Garda Ned Davin, one of the forensic collision investigators from Dublin Castle, was at the helm. He spent an hour doing a Twitter Q&A and here are some of the things we learned…

Tyres factor in just a small number of collisions

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Speeding is bad. Full stop.

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Garda Ned has never worn heels while driving…

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…but it’s not against the law

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You’d want to have a good head for numbers in this job

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Finding the cause of a collision can take weeks

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Garda Davin and his colleagues deal with tragedy every day

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Related: “Vehicle” or “Veh-icle”? Garda Twitter account tackles the big questions>

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