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26/07/2021

WARNING: Offaly gardai issue warning over driving in dangerous road conditions

WARNING: Offaly gardai issue warning over dangerous road conditions

WARNING: Offaly gardai issue warning over dangerous road conditions

Offaly Gardai have issued a warning to motorists about driving in treacherous road conditions.

Gardai have issued the following warning for motorists driving today.

When driving in wet conditions, drivers are reminded that:

* It takes longer to stop a vehicle on wet roads so slow down and allow extra distance between you and the vehicle in front

* Take special care when driving behind goods vehicles as they generate a considerable amount of spray which reduces your visibility

* Allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists

* Be aware of the danger of aquaplaning especially on roads with speed limits of 100 km/h and 120 km/h

* Check tyres and consider replacing them if the thread depth is below 3mm.

* Use dipped headlights at all times of poor visibility to ensure you are seen by other motorists

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