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Renewed traffic appeal

Gardai are asking motorists to continue to exercise extreme caution on the roads over the coming days.

With snow beginning to thaw and below zero temperatures black ice and freezing fog is posing a serious challenge to the motoring public.  Ice, although not as visible can snow, makes driving conditions particularly dangerous as it does not provide the same warning as snow and motorists may not be driving at an appropriately slow speed.

Weather and motoring conditions vary across the country and local and minor roads continue to be particularly hazardous.

Surfaces and driving conditions on national routes differ greatly to those being experienced on minor routes and motorists are again advised to adjust their speed appropriate to the prevailing conditions. 

Unnecessary journeys should not be undertaken.

Drivers should be conscious of the safety of pedestrians.

Pedestrians should avoid walking on the road and wear hi-visibility jackets.

Current indications are that below zero temperatures are again expected over night.

Gardai are also reminding people to be mindful of people living alone and call in on vulnerable people. Don’t presume someone else will do it.

Garda Press Office

6.30pm 5.12.10