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26/09/2021

Road Safety Authority urges caution for later today in Co Kildare

The Road Safety Authority is advising all road users to take “extra care” today. Heavy rain in County Kildare is expected for later. Some of their advice includes:
  • It takes longer to stop a vehicle on wet roads so slow down and allow extra distance between you and the vehicle in front, 4 seconds at a minimum (use the 2 second rule and repeat it twice).
  • Watch out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
  • Use dipped headlights at all times of poor visibility not parking/side lights and fog lights.
  • Be mindful of Aquaplaning on roads where 100/120kmh speeds apply. Aquaplaning occurs where the tyre tread fill with water and the driver is at risk of losing control of the vehicle.
  • Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are advised to be seen. Wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a reflective belt.
Their advice also states not to drive through flooded roads as it may be deeper than it appears.  

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