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BE CAREFUL OUT THERE: Rain, fog, wind and snow can conspire against drivers - but there are tactics you can adopt to help you cope with poor conditions

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE: Rain, fog, wind and snow can conspire against drivers - but there are tactics you can adopt to help you cope with poor conditions

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE: Rain, fog, wind and snow can conspire against drivers - but there are tactics you can adopt to help you cope with poor conditions

We are into the dark evenings, long nights but can we do anything about cars being driven with fog lights and full beams?

I'm sympathetic to the fact that people can be preoccupied and I know from my own travails over the years that it is easy to forget to dim.

I have noticed this year that more people are driving with full beams or fogs or, worse still, with only one beam working properly.

Can car companies not come up with a way of the dashboard lightimg changing colour or something if you are on full beam?

Frank, Co Louth.

Eddie,

I know you have mentioned it before but can something be done about pedestrians running across the road.

I don't mean during the day (that is bad enough) but I've come across a few cases in Galway where they dash over in the dark of night - on badly lit roads. I wonder what possesses them?

What can be so urgent that they risk life and limb to save a few seconds?

Could your Road Safety Authority expert do something about it in the form of a public information campaign or something?

Judith

(I have passed on your comments. Thank you.- Eddie)

Eddie,

Why are some people playing down the petrol stretching issue and why isn't it making more news?

Is it over and done with or are we still at risk from affected fuel?

I watched Prime Time last week and there were two conflicting sides to the story.

Tom, Kildare

Eddie,

I notice a big uptake in traffic. It is a sign of better times, we hope. But I also notice a big uptake in cars packed with stuff - I presume early Christmas shopping.

The connection I am trying to make is that a lot of people fling stuff up on the back window ledge or over the cargo cover and blot out a big amount of their rear visibility.

I noticed this on the M4/M6 last week with lots of people coming down from Dublin shopping (I presume).

The other thing about that is: if there is anything heavy or sharp loose in the cabin it can become a deadly weapon. People should be aware of that.

Matt, Westmeath

Irish Independent