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Fire Service issue advice for driving in windy conditions

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Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) are advising motorists to take care on the roads following Met Office Wind warning across Northern Ireland.

The wind warning is in place until 3am on Thursday (Thursday 19th November) and all road users are asked to take care when travelling.

Here are some tips when driving in windy conditions:

  • Drive slowly enough to cope with the gusts – high winds can get under a car and affect its handling and braking significantly
  • Be prepared when driving in exposed areas, vehicles could be hit by sudden gusts of wind
  • Be very careful when overtaking high-sided vehicles – driving past large vehicles can result in a sudden gust from the side as you clear
  • Make sure you hold the steering wheel firmly. Strong winds are not constant; they’re usually gusty and can catch you off guard
  • Give cyclists, motorcyclists, lorries and buses more room than usual. They get blown around easily by side winds. Motorcyclists especially should avoid travelling in high winds as high cross winds can affect the handling of the motorcycle

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