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
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.