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Give Your Car a Road Safety Check

25 September 2015

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council staff will team up with Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee members on Saturday 10th October 2015  to hold their annual Road Safety Vehicle Roadshow.

The roadshow will help raise awareness of road safety measures and improve air quality, by allowing motorists to have vehicle emissions testing, headlight testing and a tyre safety check.

The roadshow will take place at the Valley Leisure Centre car park, Church Road, from 10am to 4pm.

Using equipment provided by the Roads Service, Environmental Health Officers will check the amount of pollution contained within cars’ exhaust fumes. If emissions are too high, motorists will be advised to have their vehicle serviced. Staff from Magowan Tyres and  “Bailies Auto Refinishers” will also be carrying out tyre safety checks and headlamp beam assessments.

Mrs Pat Martin, Chair of the Road Safety Council for Northern Ireland, said: “We welcome the joint effort between Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council at the roadshow. Such collaboration should be encouraged and can only serve to promote the health and wellbeing of the residents of the borough.”

For further information about the roadshow contact the council’s Environmental Health team on Tel: 028 9034 0161.