Backroad driving care urged in winter conditions

Backroad driving care urged in winter conditions
Motorists have been asked to take care on back roads as the mix of wet and freezing conditions can make for treacherous conditions.

Motorists have been asked to take care on back roads as the mix of wet and freezing conditions can make for treacherous conditions.

The call comes from the Chairman of the Donegal branch of the Irish Farmers Association, PJ McMonagle, who says despite most people being on their Christmas holidays it is still a busy time for local farmers and he asks that motorists take this into consideration if they meet them when travelling on narrow back roads.

He said farmers were hoping the freezing conditions would not persist as it brings added danger.

“All back roads are treacherous for all users but we have to use them. People have to get out and do bits and pieces. We would be asking people to just give the man with the tractor that wee bit more room. If you see them coming pull in if you see a wide spot in the road and give that bit more room. It’s just a that it could take them that bit longer to get stopped. We are still busy, we have had no holidays and cows still need milked on Christmas day and cattle need feeding so we are on the road every day so just give a wee bit room,” he stated.