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Planning to drive this week Heres the advice for carowners ahead of

first_img Short URL Share431 Tweet Email11 Snow in the Wicklow Mountains (file). Source: Shutterstock MET ÉIREANN ISSUED a status orange weather warning today in advance of what are expected to be near-blizzard like conditions later this week.Further advisories will be issued by the weather service later in the week, Met Éireann’s Evelyn Cusack said this morning – adding that it’s possible a nationwide red warning (the most severe category) could be issued in the coming days.Weather conditions are set to deteriorate progressively in the next few days, and a spell of persistent and heavy snow is expected to sweep across the country from the east on Thursday night and into Friday morning.In advance of the severe wintry weather, the Road Safety Authority has issued a number of checklists for drivers on how to prepare your vehicle and how to respond to snowy and icy conditions.All road users should check national and local forecasts before setting out on any journey, the RSA advises.What you can do now:Here’s how to make sure your car is ready for the cold snap:Ensure tyres are roadworthy, inflated to the correct pressure and the thread depth is above the legal minimum of 1.6mmMake sure vehicle lights are clean and working properlyMake sure windscreen wipers are not worn and there is de-icer in the windshield washing fluidHave an ice scraper handyDrivers are advised to carry a number of essentials in the boot:High visibility vestAppropriate footwear in case you need to leave your vehicle e.g. bootsA hazard warning triangleDe-icing equipment (for glass and door locks)First aid kitA working torchA blanket, additional clothing & some food and waterYou should also familiarise yourself with any safety assist features on your vehicle like ABS, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control, which help in the event of a skid.Related: What exactly is the ‘Beast from the East’? And why is it going to be absolutely freezing this week?Before you set out:Clear windows and mirrors before you set out, use a screen scraper and de-icerDo not use hot water on the windscreen as it can crack the glassRemove all snow from your vehicle – snow left on the roof will become loose and can drop onto the windscreen during braking Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 26th 2018, 6:40 PM Snow in the Phoenix Park in 2010. Source: RollingNews.ie/Photocall IrelandWhen you’re on the road:In snow and icy conditions slow down, use all controls delicately and leave extra distance between you and the vehicle in frontAvoid over-steering, harsh braking and harsh accelerationUse the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spinSelect a low gear when travelling downhill especially if through bendsIn blizzard conditions, visibility will be reduced greatly. Do not drive on the tail-lights of the vehicle in front – you will be too close to be able to brake safelyIn heavy snow, use your fog lights, turn off your radio and open your window a fraction, so you can hear other traffic, especially at junctionsUse dipped headlights at all times, and fog lights in heavy snow to ensure you are seen by other motorists (but don’t forget to turn them off afterwards)Watch out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists and allow extra spaceDrivers of high sided vehicles like trucks and buses are particularly at risk from both the dangers posed by snow but also from the high winds associated with blizzard conditionsPedestrians are advised to:Be seen. Wear bright clothing but ideally wear a high visibility jacket, reflective armband or reflective beltWear appropriate footwear. Walk on the footpath, not in the streetWalk on the right hand side of the road, facing traffic if there are no footpathsDO NOT underestimate the danger of ice. Many slips and falls happen in places people regard as safe and secure, typically outside their front door, on the doorstep, on the path or while getting out of the carWhen you approach a footpath or roadway that appears to be covered with snow or ice, always use extreme cautionCyclists and motorcyclists are advised:Motorcyclists/cyclists should not compromise their safety by their ‘need’ to travel in icy/snow conditions. Cancel your journey or take alternative transportVisibility is reduced in snowy conditions so cyclists should wear a high visibility vest and ensure their lights are working correctlyMotorcyclists should avoid wearing a dark visor in any bad light conditionsRemember other road users may not ‘expect’ you and could therefore compromise your safetyRead: Taxis won’t be allowed to use some College Green roads during rush hour >Related: Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7 > 67,163 Views center_img 55 Comments By Daragh Brophy https://jrnl.ie/3873482 Planning to drive this week? Here’s the advice for car-owners ahead of the severe wintry weather Here’s what to do before you set out, or if you encounter snow or ice. Monday 26 Feb 2018, 6:40 PMlast_img

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