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12 struggles only Irish motorists will understand

Beep beeeep.

BEING A DRIVER in Ireland is no easy task. It brings up a WEALTH of new first-world problems.

1. Keeping a car basically costs your entire life savings, per month

Just when everything is perfect, you break down on the side of the M50. That’ll be €600, please… and don’t forget that your tax is up next month.

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2. That constant game of chicken with the petrol meter

The cheapest fuel is in the Amber garage 20 miles away and DAMMIT YOU WILL GET THERE.

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3. Thinking you can get into the tightest spot known to man

Free street parking on Sunday bitches, you got this.

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4. The panic of coming across one of these

LORD SAVE US.

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5. Or this

Even though you’re always under the limit, this will still put the fear of God in you.

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6. The stress of coordinating a safe turn while simultaneously thanking the person who let you out

You don’t want the thanks to be so brief that it’s unseen, but you’re trying to drive here.

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7. The lonely task of sitting in the NCT centre awaiting your fate

Not since the Leaving Cert have you felt so certain of failure.

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8. Navigating the ridiculous limits on country roads

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Meanwhile, in Dublin, a decent sized road in great condition is capped at 30.

9. Having to stick these eyesores on your car when you’re starting off

Is the L for loser, and N for neeeeerd?

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10. Dealing with directions like this

Oh.

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11. Feeling crushing guilt whenever you’re red on one of these

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And sure GOOD ENOUGH FOR YE.

12. The Motor Tax office is your own personal hell

Yours and yours alone.

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