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Road Safety Vehicle Roadshow drives into town

Raising awareness of road safety

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is teaming up with Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee this Saturday, 9th November to host their annual Road Safety Vehicle Roadshow.

Taking place at the Valley Leisure Centre Car Park from 10am to 2pm, the roadshow will help raise awareness of road safety measures and improve air quality. Motorists will be able to avail of free services such as headlight testing, tyre inspections, child car seat checks and vehicle emissions testing.  

Using equipment provided by the Department for Infrastructure, 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, Halfords and Bailies Auto Refinishers will also be carrying out tyre safety inspections, headlamp beam assessments and child car seat checks.

Mrs Pat Martin, Chair of the Road Safety Council for Northern Ireland, commented;

We welcome the joint effort between Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and Newtownabbey Road Safety Committee 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 contact the Environmental Health team on T. 028 9034 0160 or E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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