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Midlands Drivers Advised Of Heavy Fog Tonight And Tomorrow

A yellow weather warning is in place from 1am.

Met Eireann's issued a Status Yellow weather warning for Leinster and Munster tomorrow.

It's expecting dense fog in both provinces, with poor visibility.

The warning comes into place at 1am, and expires at 11am.

The RSA is also advising vulnerable road-users such as pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists to ensure they are clearly visible to other road-users.

Other tips include:

  • Switch on headlights and fog lamps if visibility is reduced
  • As you enter fog, check your mirrors and slow down. Use your foot brake lightly so that your lights warn following drivers.
  • Do not drive on the tail-lights of the vehicle in front (Target Fixing). This can give a false sense of security and you will be too close to be able to brake safely.
  • Beware of other drivers who are not using their headlights.
  • Switch off distracting noise and open the window slightly so that you can listen for other traffic, especially at crossroads and junctions
  • Carry a mobile phone, high visibility jacket and torch in the event of a breakdown or collision. In the event of a breakdown park the vehicle well in off the road, get out and stand well back from the side of the road. Phone the emergency services and do not attempt to stand or walk on the road.
  • Beware of speeding up as soon as visibility improves slightly. In patchy fog you could find yourself “driving blind” again only moments later
  • Remember to switch off your fog lights when visibility improves.

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