RSA issues Donegal warning as Met Eireann says snow could be on the way

first_imgGet a grip. Remember your only contact with the road surface is your tyres so it’s vital that they are up to the task in icy and snowy conditions. Check tyres, including spare wheel, and replace them if the tread depth falls below 3mm. Check that tyres are inflated to the correct tyre pressure. Lack of grip can occur even on treated roads so drive slowly in the highest gear possible, manoeuvre gently and avoid harsh braking. Replace tyres if necessary. High Visibility VestTow ropeSpare bulbsSpare fuelA shovelAppropriate footwear in case you have to leave your vehicle ie bootsA hazard warning triangleSpare wheel (with tyre at correct pressure and tread)De-icing equipment (Both for glass and door locks)First aid kit (in good order)A fire extinguisher (fully operative)A working torchA car blanket, additional clothing & some food and water Please visit our Severe Weather Advice page Facebook The Road Safety Authority has issued a ‘Road Safety Alert’, following a level orange weather warning forecasting very cold, wintry conditions for county Donegal.Met Eireann is forecasting falls of snow, possibly from early tonight with wintry showers of sleet and snow expected tomorrow away from coastal areas. Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Give yourself a brake. If you get into a skid, you need to know if your vehicle has ABS (Anti- Lock Braking Systems). After you “Step” on the brake the ABS begins cycling — you will feel pulses in the pedal or hear the system working. It’s easy to properly use antilock brakes: Remember – Step, Stay and Steer. Step on the pedal. Stay on the pedal. Steer around the obstacle. (A warning: A little bit of steering goes a very long way in an emergency). Make sure you can see. Clear your windows and mirrors before you set out. Remember too that heavy snowfall will reduce visibility! Watch out for grit/salt spreaders and snow ploughs. The glare from the sun can be dazzling in the winter when the sun is low in the sky, so wear sunglasses in these conditions. News WhatsApp The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has issued a ‘Road Safety Alert’ today Monday 10th February 2014, following a level orange weather warning forecasting very cold, wintry conditions for county Donegal.  Forecasting falls of snow possibly from early tonight before turning to rain, but likely to persist as snow. Rain will clear during the night and wintry showers of sleet and snow will appear overnight . The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has, the following advice for motorists driving in snow and sleet. They are; How does your vehicle help? Check in your owner’s manual and find out if your vehicle has any safety assist technology like Electronic Stability Control (ESC) or Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and know how they assist your driving in severe weather conditions. But remember technology offers no miracles. Don’t let these lull you into overestimating the available traction. Pinterest Check & use your lights. Use your dipped headlights so that others will see you. Make sure your headlights and taillights are all in working order, replace broken bulbs. Make sure lights are clear of snow. Road Safety Alert – Snow, sleet and hail Facebook Be Prepared! In prolonged icy or snowy driving conditions it is advisable to carry the following in the boot of the car: Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Google+ For vehicle’s without ABS, you’ll have to rely on the old-fashioned ‘Cadence Braking’ system: Push the brake pedal until the wheels stop rolling, then immediately release the brake enough to allow the wheels to begin turning again. Repeat this sequence rapidly. Your goal is to have the tyres producing maximum grip regardless of whether the surface is snow or ice. Each winter slips and fall accidents cause serious injuries. Even when surfaces do not look especially icy or slippery, it is very possible that a thin sheet of transparent ice or “Black Ice” is covering your pathway putting you at risk. When you approach a footpath or roadway that appears to be covered with ice or snow, always use extreme caution. Many slips and falls happen in places people regard as safe and secure, typically outside their front door, on the door step, on the path or while getting out of the car. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Visibility is reduced in snowy conditions so wear high visibility clothing or carry a torch and if you cycle make sure your bike is fitted with lights front and rear. By News Highland – February 10, 2014 RSA issues Donegal warning as Met Eireann says snow could be on the way The warning in full – Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleCalls for the army on the streets ahead of Manorcunningham crime meetingNext articleTwo years on from his murder in Buncrana, Andrew Allen’s mother appeals for information on killers News Highland Advice for Pedestrians & Cyclists ;While walking on footpaths and in public places, or entering and exiting your car or truck, DO NOT underestimate the dangers of snow and ice. If you are out walking in snow or icy conditions wear appropriate footwear, don’t walk with your hands in your pockets, walk with your hands out and wear gloves so you can break your fall if you do slip. Gently does it. Manoeuvre gently, slow down and leave extra distance between you and the vehicle in front. Too much steering is bad and avoid harsh braking and acceleration. Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin. Select a low gear when travelling downhill especially if through bends. Falling snow, fog, rain, or hail will reduces visibility. Do not hang on to the tail lights of the vehicle in front of you as it can give a false sense of security. When you slow down, use your brakes so that the brake lights warn drivers behind you. Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

BAE Systems, UK MoD Ink Support and Maintenance Contract

first_img View post tag: Naval Share this article Industry news View post tag: contract View post tag: Ink View post tag: Systems A £46M contract to support and maintain a new sophisticated combat system across the Royal Navy’s world class submarine fleet has been awarded to BAE Systems.The Design Services Arrangement (DSA) contract will ensure that the system, which is used to navigate vessels as well as gather intelligence and defend against attacks, is maintained and developed over the next decade.The Royal Navy operates three classes of submarine totalling 10 vessels, which are used to safeguard the UK’s interests around the world.Currently different combat systems are used across the fleet.This new contract will help drive adoption of a Common Combat System across all current and future Royal Navy submarines, with considerable benefits to training, maintenance and updating costs.The contract has been awarded to BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines and will safeguard around a total of 30 jobs at the company’s sites in Ash Vale, Surrey, and Weymouth in Dorset.Minister for Defence, Equipment, Support and Technology Philip Dunne said:“The UK’s submarine fleet is second to none and plays a key role in protecting our waters and interests both at home and abroad.“This latest commitment to maintain and develop this vital technology throughout the fleet will ensure that we can continue delivering first class capability for many years to come.” Rear Admiral Simon Lister, MoD Director of Submarines, said:“Command Systems on board our submarines contain many vital technologies and it is very important that our submarines retain their technological edge, both now and in the future.“This contract will help secure that position for the MOD and UK industry.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 7, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: maintenance View post tag: Navy View post tag: MoD View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems, UK MoD Ink Support and Maintenance Contract View post tag: UK View post tag: BAE View post tag: Support BAE Systems, UK MoD Ink Support and Maintenance Contract December 7, 2012last_img read more