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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has just launched its ‘Safe Car Campaign 2009’. The SIMI is offering motorists a 10 point visual car check, free of charge, at participating dealerships for the months of September and October, to coincide with the back to school run.
There was a 56 per cent increase in the number of drivers in Mayo who were given penalty points for driving while using their mobile phones last year.
Offering increased engine power, lower weight, shorter transmission ratios, and a chassis optimised to an even higher standard, the new 911 GT3 RS sets the foundation for homologating the racing version of the 911 GT3. It will be the most sporting road-going Porsche 911 yet.
The young man who was fatally injured in a road traffic collision in Foxford last Friday has been named as 19-year-old Michael Bell from Foxford.
Mercedes-Benz main dealer Joe Higgins from Cunningham Higgins, Ballybrit, is pictured here with the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupé which has just been launched on the Irish market.
Mercedes-Benz main dealer Michael Moore Jnr, Michael Moore Car Sales, Athlone is pictured here with the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé which has just been launched on the Irish market.
The new Land Rover Discovery 4 has taken home two accolades at the Caravan Club's Towcar of the Year Awards 2010, which took place at the Royal Automobile Club in London recently. These are the first awarded to the new Discovery 4, which went on sale in UK dealerships this month.
The road safety department of Mayo County Council is reminding trick or treaters that the major dangers at Hallowe’en are not from ghosts and goblins, but rather pedestrian/vehicle collisions. To date this year 28 pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads.
In an innovative way to increase the number of pedestrians and cyclists wearing high visibility clothing, Mayo County Council and An Garda Síochána have teamed up in a community initiative aimed at encouraging more pedestrians and cyclists to make sure that they can be clearly seen on the roads at night. Vests have been distributed to stations right around the county.
Westport town manager Peter Hynes has said that the issue surrounding traffic in the town — which was discussed during a special meeting of Westport Town Council — is being examined, but as the town “was not designed for the car in mind” it will always mean that it will take some time in order to pass through the town. However if Westport is shortlisted for the Smarter Town Travel scheme and is in receipt of funding Mr Hynes said that cars will eventually be replaced by a larger uptake of people cycling and walking in the town, which will help alleviate traffic problems.