Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Traffic police lauded for work http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Traffic-police-lauded-for-work_17534884 DR LUCIEN Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), has commended the island's police officers attached to the Traffic Division for their work in helping to reduce road fatalities across the island. Local Auto Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Used-car dealers, Gov’t at odds http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Used-car-dealers--Gov-t-at-odds_17533489 JAMAICA Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA) and Government appear to be on a collision course over the recently published amendments to the importation policy. Local Auto Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Passing the test! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Passing-the-test-_17535726 Kerry Chen's 2004 Subaru Impreza isn't the hot-rod WRX or STi version, but that hasn't stopped her from entering the cult of Subaru ownership head-first. Having put her Subaru to the test she swears by it 100 per cent. Local Auto Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Miss Jamaica World gets new Audi A3 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Miss-Jamaica-World-gets-new-Audi-A3-_17534253 NEWLY crowned Miss Jamaica World Laurie-Ann Chin was aglow as she received the keys to her brand new Audi A3 Sedan at the Audi Terminal at ATL Automotive on Oxford Road in St Andrew, on Wednesday afternoon. Local Auto Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Of helmets and the law http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Of-helmets-and-the-law_17535438 Dear Editor, Local Letters to the Editor Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Poor support for traffic bill committee http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Poor-support-for-traffic-bill-committee-_17535860 A joint select committee (JSC) of Parliament, which was appointed to review the draft bill for a new Road Traffic Act, is to seek to increase public involvement in its deliberations, after receiving only four submissions from the public. Local Auto Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH - Ultimate beauties http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ultimate-beauties-_17533119 Collectors from central and western Jamaica came out in their numbers at last Sunday's Ultimate Classic Car Show at Brooks Park in Mandeville, Manchester. At least 100 vintage vehicles decorated the venue, as adoring patrons feasted their eyes. Local Auto Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sunday Sprint off http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Sunday-Sprint-off_17535639 SUNDAY'S fourth and final round of the Drivers Rallysport Club's (DRC) Sprint Championship at Bog Walk, St Catherine has been postponed to October 5 by the event organisers. Local Auto Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH: Last look! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Last-look-_17477064 When it came to lovely ladies, there was no shortage of them at the recent staging of Import Tuner Nightâs Street Tuner Invasion held at the National Stadium in St Andrew. Today, we give our readers a final glimpse of some women who came out to see some of the best cars in Jamaica. Local Auto Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Hamilton back in title hunt with Monza win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Hamilton-back-in-title-hunt-with-Monza-win_17506984 MONZA, Italy (CMC) — Lewis Hamilton overcame a nightmare start to win the Italian Grand Prix here yesterday and reignite his floundering title chances in the Formula One drivers championship. Local Sports Mon, 08 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Ultimate Road Hog http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ultimate-Road-Hog_17477189 THE recent CB Pan Chicken Championship eastern regional finals in Portmore, St Catherine, could not have been a more conspicuous outing for Copperwood Pork brand new mobile smoker dubbed the 'The Road Hog'. Local Auto Fri, 05 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Spike in road deaths http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Spike-in-road-deaths_17477895 SINCE last Thursday, 18 persons have been killed on the island's roads, bringing the total so far this year to 220 -- an eight per cent increase over last year's tally at this time. Local Auto Fri, 05 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT A classic show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/A-classic-show_17477212 THERE was plenty to see at Sunday's Ultimate Classic Car Show held at Brooks Park in Mandeville, Manchester, as the central and western collectors brought out cars galore to fill the venue for as far as the eye could see. Local Auto Fri, 05 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Review of traffic bill on Tuesday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Review-of-traffic-bill-on-Tuesday_17481086 A joint select committee (JSC) of Parliament which has been assigned the review of the draft Road Traffic Bill will start meeting at Gordon House on Tuesday morning at 10. Local Auto Fri, 05 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT NCB tops ATL Auto awards http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/NCB-tops-ATL-Auto-awards_17480146 ATL Automotive staged their inaugural Game Changers Conference in Kingston and Montego Bay last week, using the occasion to formally introduce all its vehicle brands to guests from the nation's top financial institutions. Local Auto Fri, 05 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT 'ATL not affected by brake recall' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-ATL-not-affected-by-brake-recall-_17469283 KINGSTON, Jamaica: ATL Automotive Limited, exclusive local distributor of Audi automobiles, is pleased to announce that none its models are affected by the brake system recall announced by the manufacturer last Friday. Local Auto Fri, 05 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT US auto sales rise in August http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/US-auto-sales-rise-in-August_17478176 DETROIT (AP) — The seismic shift in American car-buying toward trucks and crossover SUVs is creating great deals on compact and midsize cars. Local Auto Fri, 05 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Land Cruisers back in Japan http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Land-Cruisers-back-in-Japan_17465691 TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-roader that’s favoured for challenging terrains and as an aid agency vehicle in disaster zones. Local Auto Fri, 05 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Toyota promises crash prevention technology in vehicles by 2017 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Toyota-promises-crash-prevention-technology-in-vehicles-by-2017 YPSILANTI, Michigan (AP) — Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don't get your hopes up. Local Auto Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:14:16 GMT Franchising: How JUTC could avoid a fare hike http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Franchising--How-JUTC-could-avoid-a-fare-hike_17438372 THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) lost $2.8 billion last year. Local Auto Thu, 04 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Endless Summer of Tiguan http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Endless-Summer-of-Tiguan_17438206 THERE'S no better time than now to purchase a VW Tiguan as ATL Automotive Ltd, dealers for the Volkswagen brand, launched their Endless Summer of Tiguan promotion last week Thursday at their Oxford Road showroom in St Andrew. Local Auto Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:00:00 GMT Chrysler, Nissan report big US sales jumps August http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Chrysler--Nissan-report-big-US-sales-jumps-August DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler and Nissan both posted double-digit US sales gains last month, signs of strong August for the industry. Local Auto Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:52:47 GMT The GTI of small SUVs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/The-GTI-of-small-SUVs_17438223 The 2014 VW Tiguan hits the three Cs for those shopping for a compact sport utility vehicle: comfort, confidence and convenience. Local Auto Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT A score for Gore http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/A-score-for-Gore_17438209 SEVERAL months back into rallysport, Doug Gore has scored his first victory at the Driver's Rallysport Club (DRC)/Tru-Juice Brighton River Sprint, Brighton River, St Elizabeth last Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT NDRC gets nod http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/NDRC-gets-nod_17438248 THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) will begin to display their support of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) via an information booth at their upcoming October 12 meet at Vernamfield in Clarendon, and the foreseeable future. Local Auto Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT