AS BMW joins the ever-expanding brands of recalled vehicles, local dealers, Stewart Motors, have said it has identified six vehicles with similar problems to those pulled off the market in the United States (US).
After a scintillating performance on the international circuit, eight-year-old Joshua Sirgany has moved to the Mini Max Class, where he will take on the bigger boys today, in a double race meet at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston.
Its popular new cars and trucks are grabbing a bigger share of the United States market. It's about to erase a big chunk of its health-care debt. And it's adding a significant number of jobs for the first time in five years.
United States automakers are thinking small. They're investing in small cars by adding compacts to their line-ups, overhauling factories and hiring workers as they prepare for government regulations due in 2016 that will require cars to go farther on a tank of gas.
Everett Fenton, managing director of Everett Fenton's Garage Limited, is urging auto repairers to establish sustainable-environmental practices, in an effort to bring their operations in line with new minimum standards, and to minimise environmental hazards.
Like a dark horse winning at long odds, motorcycle rider Greg 'Tallman' Cross stunned the circuit-racing fraternity with an excellent season to walk away with the 'Rookie of the Year' title at the Dover Raceway, St Ann.
The Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) is set to launch a major initiative, the approved auto-repairer (AAR) programme, which is intended to improve services in the auto-repair industry and assist motor-vehicle owners to identify quality-oriented...
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.