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Be careful on the roads over the weekend, it's going to be windy

Be safe out there.

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THE ROAD SAFETY Authority has urged motorists to be careful on the roads this weekend, as a wind warning has been issued.

Met Éireann has issued an orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick and a yellow one for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford.

The warnings came into effect overnight and will be in effect for the rest of the day into Saturday, as gusts of over 100 km/ph hit the country.

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That will make driving difficult, so the RSA is telling drivers:

  • Beware of objects being blown out onto the road. Expect the unexpected. Watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road
  • Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds
  • Allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists
  • Drive with dipped headlights at all times
  • Monitor radio weather broadcasts while travelling

They also tell pedestrians and cyclists to be seen, take care crossing roads and walk on footpaths.

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