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27 Eanáir 2015

Road Safety Alert – Warning as Snow Showers and Black Ice Expected

Tuesday 27th January: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extra care when using the roads as Met Eireann has issued a yellow weather warning nationwide from tonight until Thursday evening. Showers will turn wintry tonight in the north and west, with a risk of icy patches. Wintry showers will bring snow accumulations of up to 3 cm at lower levels during tomorrow and through Thursday, with all areas at risk. Showers will be most frequent in the west and north and over hills and mountains with higher accumulations expected there. Wednesday night will be extremely cold and will be well below freezing with frost and ice making for hazardous driving conditions.

21 Eanáir 2015

RSA & Gardai warn drivers of ‘sun glare’ link to Road Deaths

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are, today Tuesday 20 January, reminding drivers to be aware of the danger posed by ‘sun glare’, which results in drivers being temporarily dazzled or blinded by the intensity and brightness of a low sun on the horizon.

16 Eanáir 2015

Road Safety Update – Risk of Hazardous Road Conditions and Freezing Fog

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is warning road users of the dangers posed by freezing fog which has been forecast by Met Eireann in many parts of the country over the coming days. Combined with temperatures of minus 1 to minus 6 or minus 7 Celsius, leading to a widespread severe frost, with a risk of icy stretches, this poses a major safety risk for road users.

14 Eanáir 2015

Road Safety Alert – RED Weather Warning Issued with Stong Winds & Rain

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extreme care when using the roads as Met Éireann has issued a severe weather alert warning of winds of up to 130 to 150km/h for exposed coastal and mountain areas of Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick and Kerry. In addition some of the shower will be heavy, with some hail and thunder. Lowest temperatures later tonight of zero to +3 C., with frost and ice possible in sheltered places.

13 Eanáir 2015

Top 10 Tips on How To Avoid A Slip And Fall In Ice And Snow

While walking on footpaths and in public places, or entering and exiting your car or truck, DO NOT underestimate the dangers of snow and ice, advises the Road Safety Authority (RSA) today Tuesday 13 January 2015.

12 Eanáir 2015

Road Safety Update– Hazardous Road Conditions

12 January 2015: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising road users to take extra care on the roads, as Met Eireann forecast a drop in temperature between 2 and -2 degrees overnight. Outbreaks of rain and sleet will spread further east tonight, turning to snow in places, but tending to die out. However, frequent wintry showers will develop across the western half of the country as the night goes on, giving a covering of snow in places before morning. Sharp ground frost and icy stretches will develop, despite southwesterly winds being fresh or strong overnight.

7 Eanáir 2015

RSA renews its New Year appeal as six lives lost in the first week of 2015

The Road Safety Authority has renewed its New Year road safety appeal, for all road users to take extra care on the roads, following the deaths of four women in a fatal crash yesterday evening outside Athy, Co. Kildare.

1 Eanáir 2015

Road Deaths Rise For Second Consecutive Year

Driver deaths decline but 2014 sees 24% rise in vulnerable road user deaths



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