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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C
# storm ophelia
Gardaí stop L-driver who was taking pictures while driving in Dublin
People have been warned to stay indoors as a matter of safety.

GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN stopped an L-driver in Dublin city centre this evening who was taking pictures out the car window while driving.

The car was pulled over near St Stephen’s Green this afternoon; gardaí were dealing with a tree felled by the extreme weather when they spotted the offence.

“Needless to say, court to follow,” they wrote on Twitter.

Apart from the dangers of driving while using your mobile phone, various authorities have been warning drivers to stay off the roads today until ex-Hurricane Ophelia passes.

Two people have been killed on the roads today after trees or branches fell on the cars they were travelling in. Others have been brought to hospital after similar incidents.

Earlier, Gardaí warned drivers not to make any “non-essential” journeys.

“There should be no cycling and drivers of high sided vehicles and motorcyclists should also be aware of the extreme danger posed by gale force winds as they are particularly vulnerable.”

They advised people who spot any fallen wires to assume that they are live and not to approach them. They also asked people to report any fallen wires to the emergency services.

Read: Coast Guard warns public to stay away from the sea after people spotted in stormy waters

Read: Ophelia transport update: No buses or trains in the country until tomorrow at the earliest

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