Vehicle hazards highlighted at roadshow

Mayor Thomas Hogg with the team who provided the car checks at the Vehicle Roadshow, which was held recently at Abbey Retail Park. Joining him (front row) are: Lisa Bailie from Bailies Auto Refinishers, Pam Brown from Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee and David Currie, Environmental Health Officer. INNT 44-547CON
Mayor Thomas Hogg with the team who provided the car checks at the Vehicle Roadshow, which was held recently at Abbey Retail Park. Joining him (front row) are: Lisa Bailie from Bailies Auto Refinishers, Pam Brown from Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee and David Currie, Environmental Health Officer. INNT 44-547CON

Environmental Health Officers from Newtownabbey Borough Council teamed up with Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee recently to hold another very successful Vehicle Roadshow at Abbey Retail Park.

The annual event, which aims to help raise awareness of road safety measures and improve air quality, saw 65 vehicles tested for vehicle emissions, tyre safety and headlamp beam alignment.

Some 43 of the total vehicles checked were petrol engines, with two showing poor emissions results. A total of 25 vehicles needed tyre replacements, while 10 vehicles needed headlamp replacements. Five vehicles needed replacement of both.

For further information about the Vehicle Roadshow, contact the council’s Environmental Health section on 028 9034 0161.