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Garda Safety Message on the 26th December 2010

With the increase in the daytime temperatures Gardai are asking motorists to be extra careful and be aware of a false confidence in this thaw. An expected freeze tonight will make slushy/wet roads very dangerous.

Pedestrians should avoid (where possible) walking on the road and wear hi-vis jacket, and be conscious of motorists on the road.  Footpaths will remain slippery so keep hands out of pockets where possible.


Drivers should be conscience of the safety of pedestrians. Drivers should be conscious of other drivers, increased stopping distances, drive with dipped headlights, ensure all lights and windows are cleaned for good visibility.


We would ask people to keep in contact with neighbours, particularly those living alone, to call around and check on them and to not assume that someone else will do so.


Garda Press Office.