Tips for Driving in a Storm

Published on 13 November 2015

When storms hit the country hard, it’s important for drivers to be prepared for difficult conditions. To help you stay ahead of the weather, we've put together some useful tips that you can consider today. 


Tips for Driving in a Storm


Watch the Weather

Planning a car journey? Be sure to stay up to date on changing weather and traffic reports – that way you’ll anticipate and avoid stormy roadways. Know your weather warnings; Met Éireann has a handy guide here. Smartphones and tablets make following the weather even easier, with real-time wireless updates (just be sure not to check while driving).

Expect The Unexpected

Strong winds may affect control of your vehicle, particularly high-sided vehicles and motorcyclists, so allow extra space on the road. Watch out for loose objects and fallen branches that may have been blown on to the road. Use dipped headlights at all times of poor visibility. Find some more useful guidance on the RSA website.

Stock A Winter Emergency Kit

In the event that you do have to pull over during a major storm or find yourself with a broken-down vehicle, be prepared with a car emergency kit. Recommended items include: a flashlight and batteries, hand-warmers, blankets, drinking water, shovel and ice scraper, jumper cables, and standalone emergency lights or flares. Have a fully-charged mobile phone to hand so you can call for assistance, but remember to pull over if you need to use it.



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