The traffic police have served notice of their intention to further clampdown on minibus and taxi drivers caught speeding. Head of the Police Traffic Department, Superintendent Radcliffe Lewis, told Automotives, drivers of public passenger vehicles can expect "absolutely no leniency" when caught driving in a manner likely to result in injury or death to passengers, as well as other road users.
Water, water everywhere ... but not enough to dampen the creativity of several Jamaicans who refuse to yield to Mother Nature's fury. Two weeks ago, the passage of Tropical Storm Nicole left 13 dead and J$15 billion in infrastructural damage throughout the island.
With the prediction of more rains this weekend, Road Safety Unit director Kenute Hare is advising drivers to exercise caution. "Over the past few weeks, Jamaica has experienced high levels of rainfall. This, therefore, requires all road users to be extremely cautious as they operate within the traffic environment," he said.
Though it has been a decade since he died in a helicopter crash, more tributes are in order for Alfred Chen. "On Monday, October 18, we will honour Alfred Chen at our Heroes Day race meet at the Dover raceway, St Ann," said president of the Jamaica Race Drivers' Club (JRDC), Hilary Jardine.
Despite the best efforts of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) and the police, the death toll continues rise. Last Wednesday, Detective Constable Marlon Brown of the Kingston Central Division became the fourth lawman killed since the start of the year on our roads.
Despite extensive damage to the island's roadways, caused by last week's Tropical Storm Nicole, the Government says it is pressing ahead with its schedule of rehabilitation projects under the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP)
Creating a splash may be more costly than you think! According to Superintendent Radcliffe Lewis, head of traffic at the Jamaica Constabulary Force, motorists found guilty of splashing pedestrians could have the book thrown at them.
Die-hard motorsport fans, Andrew and Kristene Tong, have been fantasising about their eldest child, seven-year-old Krisann. They hope, one day, she will mature into a top-class driver and race in the Formula One championships overseas.
If you are a male driver, chances are you may be paying a higher insurance premium than your female counterpart.On average, male drivers between the ages of 17 and 30 generally pay high insurance premiums, which tend to...
ARE you an avid video-racing game player? Chances are you may be in more danger than you know. According to findings published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, aggressive racing games promote risk-taking in real life traffic situations and, therefore, encourages reckless driving.
Dean Shaw came out on top in the featured event at the Jamwest Speedway event - Last Man Standing - in Westmoreland last Sunday.Shaw, driving a Chevy Camaro, smoked his rival Desmond Lee, who also drove a Chevy Camaro - a...
ORLANDO, Florida (AP):Chrysler executives revealed 15 new or updated models to hundreds of dealers recently, hoping the new cars and trucks will boost sales and make the company profitable for the first time since it left bankruptcy protection last...
DETROIT (AP): An ultralight, gas-powered car that can get 102 miles per gallon (231 kilometres per litre) is among the winners of the US$10 million Automotive X Prize, a contest to develop highly efficient, production-ready vehicles.
The fourth staging of this year's Jamwest drag racing extravaganza blasts off today at the Jamwest Speedway at New Hope, Little London, Negril. The meet, dubbed 'The Last Man Standing', is expected to feature some of the island's top racers.