Gardaí issue fog warning to motorists

Gardaí issue fog warning to motorists


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2019

Gardaí in Clare have issued an urgent warning to motorists travelling in today’s severe fog conditions.

The advice follows reports of motorists across the county driving without any lights.

A number of ‘near-miss’ collisions have also been reported on the M18 motorway and other parts of Clare.

Heavy fog and dense mist continue to shroud Co Clare with visibility reported to be as low as 100 metres on many routes.

Gardaí are asking that motorists drive to the prevailing conditions at all times and that in times of low visibility, to ensure they use their driving lights and fog lights, slow down and leave sufficient room between them and the vehicle in front.

It has also been reported that vehicles are stopping on roadsides and posing a risk to other motorists.

Road Safety Authority advice on use of fog lights.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.