Yellow weather warning for hailstone advice for motorists

by Mark O'Brien
Met Eireann have issued a yellow weather warning for this afternoon

Met Eireann have issued a yellow weather warning for hailstones for this morning and afternoon between 12pm and 3pm.

Hailstones are a year round occurrence in Ireland and can create very dangerous driving conditions due to their unpredictable and localised nature.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) have produced a short information video offering simple but effective advice on what motorists can do if they encounter a sudden shower of hailstones on the road.

If you find yourself caught in a sudden downpour of hailstones, here are some tips to be aware of from the RSA:

– Reduce your speed without breaking
– Warn other drivers with your hazard warning lights
– Avoid sudden steering movements or breaking suddenly

In addition, cruise control should be switched off when driving in hazardous weather conditions.

 

 

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