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Motorway Tunnels


Dublin Port tunnel

The Dublin Port tunnel connects the M1 (south of Dublin Airport) to the docklands. Specific road safety issues apply when you are approaching, driving through or leaving the tunnel.

Using the tunnel

Check your fuel before entering the tunnel.

Take off your sunglasses.

Switch on your dipped headlights.

Tune into any FM radio station to hear safety instructions in case of an incident.

Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.

Obey the speed limit.

Do not stop except in an emergency.

Do not turn or reverse.

If you breakdown or are in a collision

Switch on your hazard warning lights.

Switch off your engine and leave your key in the ignition.

Go to the emergency station. Use the emergency phone to contact an operator.

Obey operator instructions on FM radio and electronic signs.

If your engine is on fire, switch off your engine and leave the vehicle immediately.

If there is a fire in the tunnel

If there is smoke or fire behind you, drive out of the tunnel.

If there is smoke or fire ahead, stop your vehicle, turn off the engine, leave the key in the ignition, leave your vehicle immediately and exit the tunnel by the nearest pedestrian exit.

If you are instructed to stop in the tunnel

Switch on your hazard warning lights.

Keep a safe distance between vehicles.

Switch off your engine and leave your key in the ignition.

Obey operator instructions on FM radio and electronic signs.

If instructed to exit the tunnel, go to the nearest exit which will be indicated by distance on the wall.

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