Galway Advertiser 2005/2005_05_05/GA_0505_E1_001.pdf
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Long awaited traffic measures for Newcastle to be installed within weeks
BY KERNAN ANDREWS In the next three weeks, the long awaited traffic calming measures for the congested and longsuffering Newcastle area, including double yellow lines and pay and display areas, will be installed. The first stage of implementation will be the smaller estates of University Park, Ashgrove, Newcastle Park and Avenue, Snipe Lawn, Inchagoill, and Seamus Quirke Road to the Browne Roundabout. After a period of one to two weeks `grace' period to enable residents/carers to obtain permits. The new traffic restrictions will then be implemented and proposals will be developed with respect to the remainder of Newcastle Road and St Mary's Road. There will be a slight delay in implementing new parking arrangements on the main thoroughfare until resurfacing between the Quincentenary
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junction and UCHG traffic lights is complete. Work is due to begin on the resurfacing next week. Labour's Cllr Billy Cameron, who has held consultations with various residents groups on the issue has welcomed the news. "Feedback has generally been positive," he said. "Needless to say there were hiccups on the way which delayed the overall plan and an earlier implementation." The new proposals have also been welcomed by the Deputy Mayor of Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely who said the new regulations are "important to allow traffic to flow"
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Is car testing a Mens & Ladies lucrative racket asks East Galway TD?
BY KERNAN ANDREWS Are cars failing the National Car Testing service because the vehicles are not up to standard or are they failed as a way for garages to make a quick buck, Independent Galway East TD Paddy McHugh has asked this week. Dep McHugh said he has received complaints from members of the public in relation to the car testing service and also from garages that provide a pre-testing service. He is calling on all concerned to make their views known at the public consultation meetings to review the NCT scheme.
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In 2004, 614,227 cars underwent the National Car Test. Out of that figure 297,380 cars failed and had to be retested. "The retesting fee involved in the year 2004 alone was enormous," Dep McHugh said. "It needs to be established if there is a financial incentive for the National Car Testing service to fail cars or if there is a genuine reason and need for so many cars to fail on the first test." Dep McHugh added that "even very reputable garages" who provide a pretest service find that the cars they service subsequently fail the NCT test. "Garages have quite openly stated that many cars which have failed the test should have been passed."
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