Tuesday, August 09, 2022

The Road Safety Authority is asking road users to exercise caution as Met Éireann has issued a weather advisory for high temperatures.

Ireland will experience a hot spell developing from tomorrow and continuing through the rest of the week and the weekend. Daytime temperatures will widely reach the mid to high 20s and it will remain uncomfortably warm overnight too.

In high temperatures the RSA is advising road users, particularly drivers, to be aware of the dangers posed by ‘sun glare’ and wear sunglasses to reduce it.

Road users should have adequate supplies of water, any delays to journeys could result in motorists being stuck in traffic for a period time in hot conditions. Children and pets are particularly at risk during these hot spells of weather.

Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are also advised to be aware of the dangers that sun glare can cause, especially when crossing the road and at junctions.

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