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Road deaths inch towards 300 mark

File picture shows the scene of a fatal accident.

WITH the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) missing its target of keeping fatalities below 240 this year, the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing said it is doing everything in its power to keep that figure below the 300 mark. "Two hundred and fifty-eight people ... Read More

The Ter-Tech drifting team returns on Monday. Two-day drift for Dover
IT will be two days of racing for the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) Seaboard Marine/Total Lubrica ... Read More

One of the constants in drag racing is the brand rivalry. Speed interrupted
SUNDAY'S National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) Drag Challenge number four at Vernamfield, Clarendon wa ... Read More

Maurice Whittingham 2014 Sprint Champion. Whittingham
was named champ at the Drivers Rallysport Club’s AGM at
Off The Hook in New Kingston on Tuesday. (PHOTO: RORY
DALEY) Whittingham is 2014 sprint champ
MAURICE Whittingham added another title to his illustrious motorsports career when he was announced ... Read More

New Ford F-150: toughest, smartest

Friday, October 17, 2014    

DEARBORN, Michigan — The 2015 Ford F-150 -- the reinvention of America's favourite pickup - is winning early praise as it sets the standard for the future of tough, thanks to the all-new vehicle's impressive combination of power, capability and efficiency. Recently, the first of 10,000 dealer sales consultants began test driving the new truck in 26 cities nationwide. Performance driving and competitive towing exercises are underscoring the industry's best towing and payload capability amo ... Read More

Teams rally for Round Six of Defender Challenge

Friday, October 17, 2014    

RALLY teams racing the iconic Land Rover Defender will descend on North Wales this weekend as Round Six of the Defender Challenge by Bowler series takes place at the Cambrian Rally. Motorsport fans will see seven teams compete for top honours when the inaugural year of the Defender Challenge reaches its penultimate round as it visits North Wales for the first time. Teams from across the country will gather today for scrutineering at the Victoria Centre in Llandudno, where fans will have the ch ... Read More

Accolodes for Honda CR-V

Friday, October 17, 2014    

Accolodes for
Honda CR-V

THE Honda CR-V has won Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year for 2015. The CR-V claims the title with a long list of vehicle enhancements for 2015, including its improved fuel economy and uncompromised driving dynamics, thanks to the inclusion of Honda's Earth Dreams Technology powertrain, the launch of an all-new Touring trim, the debut of Honda Sensing safety and driver assistive technologies and the CR-V's excellent value for money paradigm. Motor Trend editor-in-chief Ed Loh, said: "The 20 ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH - Quarter-mile cuties

Friday, October 17, 2014    

There’s no ‘Myzery’ to the eyes when looking at Carissa Leys.

The National Drag Racing Circuit's meet at Vernamfield in Clarendon saw high-performance machines facing off in heat finishes for bragging rights. The off-track scenes, however, were quite as interesting. Photos: Rory Daley Quarter-mile cuties --> Read More

New direction for DRC

Friday, October 17, 2014    

Conrad Burns (centre), president of the Drivers Rallysport
Club, is surrounded by his new executive (from left) Maurice
Whittingham, vice-president – competition; Tanee Green,
secretary; Terry Hamilton, vice-president – marketing; and
Warren Lamey, treasurer. (PHOTO: RORY DALEY)

RALLY veteran Conrad Burns is new head of the Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) after the club's annual general meeting at Off The Hook, New Kingston last Tuesday night, . "We intend to continue the work that the outgoing president has started," Burns told Auto. Burns takes over the 17-month organisation from former president Wayne Piper, who declined re-election for personal reasons. He is joined by Terry Hamilton, vice- president - marketing; Tanee Green, secretary; Warren Lamey, treasurer; and ... Read More

Rent-A-Car group seeks meeting with Minister Davies

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October 14, 2014    

Dr Omar Davies, minister of transport, works and
housing.

THE Jamaica Rent-A-Car Association has written the Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr Omar Davies, requesting a meeting to iron out problems with the proposed changes to the Road Traffic Act. The new Act will require that original licence documents be kept in the motor vehicles. The group said such a move would pose a huge problem for its members, for several reasons. Two examples given by the association were that: (1) when the vehicles are stolen, as is often the case, the likel ... Read More

Lewis Hamilton wins inaugural Russian GP

Monday, October 13, 2014    

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gestures on the podium after winning as Russian
President Vladimir Putin (right) applauds on the podium during the Formula One Russian Grand
Prix at the Sochi Autodrom Formula One circuit, in Sochi, Russia, yesterday. (PHOTO: AP)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix yesterday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes that clinched its first Formula One constructors' title and stretched his lead in the championship. Nico Rosberg placed second despite having to pit early in the race, but now trails his teammate by 17 points in the drivers' standings, with three races remaining. Hamilton, who was fastest in practice and qualifying, won his fourth straight race and his n ... Read More

PHOTO: TO THE RESCUE

Monday, October 13, 2014    

The female driver of this Honda Civic motor car had to be cut from the vehicle with the Jaws of Life and rushed to hospital after her vehicle and a passenger bus collided on Washington Boulevard in St Andrew yesterday evening. (PHOTO: NATHANIEL STEWART)

This is what was left of a Honda Civic motor car after it and a passenger bus collided along Washington Boulevard in St Andrew yesterday evening. The female driver had to be cut from the vehicle with jaws of life and rushed to hospital. (Photo: Nathaniel Stewart) Read More

PHOTO: Dilemma

Monday, October 13, 2014    

This truck which broke down along the main road in Whitehorses, St Thomas, delayed other truckers for an entire day as that
section of the road was too narrow to allow big units to pass each other. The Observer North East later learnt that the
disabled truck was eventually towed away by a crane the following day. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS

This truck which broke down along the main road in Whitehorses, St Thomas delayed other truckers for an entire day as that section of the road was too narrow to allow big units to pass each other. The Observer North East later learnt that the disabled truck was eventually towed away by a crane the following day. (Photo: Bryan Cummings) Read More

Toyota 'busses' Padmore Primary

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October 10, 2014    

(From left) Linford Reece, Jamaica National General Insurance (JNGI) senior manager distribution and marketing; Kuyan Wright, JNGI marketing manager; and Tom
Connor, managing director at Toyota Jamaica (right) hand over a 2014 Toyota Hiace to Keisha Hayle (second right), principal of Padmore Primary School in St
Andrew for winning the Toyota Jamaica Bus Di School competition yesterday. (PHOTOS: RORY DALEY)

IT was a joyous occasion for Padmore Primary School students, parents, and well-wishers, when they were declared winners of the Toyota Jamaica Bus Di School Competition on Thursday. "We are ecstatic to have won the bus," said Keisha Hayle, principal of the St Andrew-based school. The school, by letter explaining the reason they needed the bus, topped the 115 entrants and won the new 16-seater 2014 Toyota Hiace valued at approximately $6 million. The package also included a year's free insuran ... Read More



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