Free car safety checks at Valley

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The Antrim and Newtownabbey Road Safety Vehicle Roadshow will be taking place at the Valley Leisure Centre on Saturday, October 10.

The council will be teaming up with members of the Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee to help raise awareness of road safety measures and improve air quality.

Motorists will have the opportunity to have their vehicle emissions tested, headlights tested and will also have the chance to get a free tyre safety check.

The roadshow will take place in the car park of the Church Road leisure centre 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 the emissions are found to be too high, motorists will be advised to have their vehicle serviced.

Staff from Magowan Tyres and Bailies Autos will also be carrying out tyre safety checks and headlamp beam assessments for those in attendance.

Mrs Pat Martin, Chair of the Road Safety Council for Northern Ireland believes that the scheme will be beneficial.

“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,” she said.

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