On Wednesday evening (26th June), over 50 ladies gathered at Gilnahirk Tyre and Exhaust Centre, Dundonald ready to increase their knowledge of basic car maintenance and improve their understanding of road safety. The event was held in partnership with Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP, PSNI and our Community Services.

The participants learnt how to check fluid levels, tyre pressures and understand vehicle warning lights. The PSNI also delivered a short presentation on road safety which focussed on the Fatal Five:

  • don’t drink and drive
  • slow down
  • don’t get careless
  • belt up
  • stay off your phone

Councillor Sharon Lowry, Chair of Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP commented: “I am delighted the PCSP took the lead in organising this very practical workshop to improve basic car maintenance and road safety.  Feedback received from the ladies who attended was very positive and everyone enjoyed the fun way to improve their knowledge on a very important and serious subject. I would like to personally thank the council staff, PSNI and the local businesses who supported this initiative.”

One of the Police Service’s Road Education Officers added: “This was a very worthwhile event, and we were more than happy to attend and reiterate to the ladies present the importance of road safety and in particular, the Fatal Five principles, which are an excellent guide for all motorists to adhere to, day and daily.

“All the ladies were really enthusiastic and keen to broaden their own knowledge of how to stay safer on our roads, and I would like to personally thank everyone who was involved in organising the event, as well as all those who took the time to come along.”

For more information on road safety, please contact either the PCSP Officers by email at pcsp@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk or PSNI on Tel 101 and request to speak to Road Policing or visit the PSNI website at on this link