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Quality Hotel West Cork Rally 2012

CORK Motorclub are pleased to announce that regulations for the Quality Hotels West Cork Rally to be held on March 17th and 18th, and will be available to download from 9am on Tuesday, 7th February. They can be downloaded from www.westcorkrally.com or www.corkmotorclub.com.

Stay safe on the roads this Christmas

AS thousands take to the roads across West Cork for the Christmas holiday season the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are urging motorists to make safety their top priority over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Noel Brett, CEO of the RSA said, “I would appeal to all drivers to drive safely this Christmas by slowing down, not driving while impaired, through either drink, drugs or fatigue and to always wear

Local driving academy leads the way in bicycle road safety

THE Bantry Driving Academy’s (BDA) new Safe Wheels programme is the first road safety initiative, either in Ireland or abroad, to integrate cycle training and driving instruction for young road users. The new scheme will help youngsters become the “cycle-aware” drivers the new Irish driving test requires according to Mary Keohane, founder and director of the BDA. “The Safe Wheels programme gives young people road sense on two wheels, and

Call for changes to registration plates

THE motor trade’s representative body the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) is calling for a change to the current registration plate as part of its 2012 Budget submission to the Government. According to SIM President Gerry Caffrey the current registration plate system causes serious problems in relation to the seasonality of car sales. “Nearly 50 per cent of new cars are sold in the first quarter of the

2012 Irish Motor Industry Awards are open for entries

BUSINESSES in the motor industry across the country are being invited to celebrate their successes and achievements at the 2012 Irish Motor Industry Awards, hosted by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) in association with Castrol Professional. Following the success of the inaugural awards held in November last year, the second ceremony will be held at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday, February 23rd next.

Are you ready for winter driving?

AS winter approaches, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to make sure they are ready for winter road conditions. Chief Executive Noel Brett said, “Driving during the winter months creates a multitude of different challenges with more hours of darkness and poorer weather conditions. “Extreme weather is also a particular hazard at this time which can range from freezing fog, gales force winds, heavy rain, flooding and