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Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Police Traffic Division, headed by Senior Superintendent Radcliffe Lewis, lived up to his promise last year to rid the streets of windshield wipers at major intersections across the Corporate Area.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Commuters plying the Portmore leg of Highway 2000 enjoyed a 25 per cent reduction in toll fees which started during May of last year. The six-month reprieve was as a result of rehabilitative work being done on the Portmore to Kingston stretch.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

2010 saw a change in legislation which now permits the hearing-impaired to apply for a driver's licence, once they present an audiologist's certificate confirming their level of hearing.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

LAST YEAR saw Volvo dealer, Karram's Regency Automobiles, winding down operations after more than four decades. In a letter to its customers, dated July 30, 2010, managing director Christopher Karram said it was a difficult decision to make and was not taken lightly.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Former Dover motorcyclist Lucien Tai Tenn Quee died peacefully on September 27. Tai Tenn Quee represented Jamaica in regional championships and was the former head of the University of the West Indies campus' security.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Automakers worldwide were thrust into the unenviable glare of the recall of more than 20 million vehicles in 2010. These recalls also prompted tougher scrutiny from the authorities, to ensure the industry maintained required safety records.

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Last year was a mixed bag for the auto industry. The recessionary year was marred by recalls, missed targets for the reduction in road deaths, but brightened by Marzouca's magical cruisers and Montego Bay taking on a new personality, thanks to ATL. Today, Automotives will give a rear-view glance of some events and people who made 2010 a memorable one.

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A new year generally ushers feelings of excitement, renewal and great expectations. However, Jamaican auto dealers are viewing 2011 with some amount of scepticism.

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

While many sports personalities worldwide are in the process of applying the finishing touches to their New Year's resolution, Jamaica's motorsport fraternity already have set their sights on major goals when the new season begins later this month.

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

This year, Honda will be releasing its CBR 250R motorcycle in the United States.

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

IT'S A NEW year, and as motorists there are things we would like to change. For some, it may be driving habits. For others, it may be a desire to see a transformation of the deplorable road conditions or even the erecting of more road signs to help travellers find unfamilar places.

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

To many motorists, time is what we want most, but what we use worst."Every minute counts," advises Beverley Anderson Manley, talk show host. "Time misspent is not lived but lost."

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DO YOU consider buying a car based on how safe it is? Well, according to a few car dealers, most car shoppers don't. Tariq Malik, owner of the Old Hope Road-based Carland ...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Motorsport fans are in for a delightful treat come next month, when Pines Plaza in Junction, St Elizabeth, comes alive with the third staging of Slippery Wen Wett."It's going to be dubbed Liquid Nitro Trilogy and will be held on January 23, 2011," said...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia and German car maker Volkswagen lead the insurance industry's annual list of the safest new vehicles, used by safety-minded consumers looking to buy a new car.The Insurance Institute for Highway...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):Baby, you can drive my car.After its successful bike-sharing programme, Paris is moving into higher gear, preparing to lend out 3,000 electric cars across the City of Light to fight air pollution.

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GREENVILLE, SC (AP):The first electric bus built by a Colorado firm at a South Carolina plant is ready to roll off the assembly line and be introduced to the community, a company official said recently."It's a 12-week process, and production time will...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Though they did not capture any major titles at last weekend's go-kart race meet in Orlando, Florida, Jamaica's young drivers displayed a high level of consistency.According to reports, the youngest...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP): German carmaker Volkswagen AG will make its new Passat and Jetta cars in Malaysia by late 2011 in a 1-billion ringgit (US$318 million) venture inked Tuesday with local auto group DRB-Hicom Berhad as it seeks to expand ...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's almost Christmas and car dealers have been smitten by the Yuletide spirit, as they aim to have customers driving before they can say, "Happy New Year!"

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When the starter waves the green flag to send them on their way this morning, Jamaica's go karters Thomas Issa, Jonathan Law, Matthew Williams, Justin Sirgany and Collin Daley Jr are expected to battle their overseas rivals to the wire for the chequered flag.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Honda Motor Co says it will sell its 26 per cent stake in a motorcycle joint venture in India. Honda said Thursday it would pull out of the venture - Hero Honda Motors Ltd, which was built in 1984.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recent acts of courage and quick-thinking on the part of female bus drivers at the state-run bus company, Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) have painted a beautiful picture of professional grace.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finding a parking space can be a hassle, especially during the Yuletide season...Rock Investments, the management company for the Mall and Village Plazas - two major shopping centres on Constant Spring Road, Kingston - has put a shuttle service in place to transport shoppers from a designated parking lot to these two malls.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):Volkswagen AG says its global deliveries were up 16 per cent in year-on-year terms last month - and sales for this year's first 11 months exceeded those for the whole of 2009.The company said Friday the Volkswagen group - which includes...

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