Gardaí and AA urge drivers to slow down as rain pours
Gardaí are reminding motorists to drive with caution as a result of wet conditions.
Met Eireann is predicting 25mm of rain to fall over the next 24 hours, prompting a reminder from Gardaí to drive at speeds appropriate to the conditions.
A quarter of all fatalities that took place this year happened on a Friday and the hours between 2pm and 6pm in the afternoon is peak time for accidents.
Conor Faughnan of the AA has this advise for drivers in wet weather.
He said: "The forecast, particularly for the south and east of the country, is for more heavy rain over the next 24 hours or so.
"More significantly, we are getting lots of minor collisions and accidents, road conditions are poor, so please slow down."
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