Light shed on vehicle safety

The Lakes Rotary Club has shone a light on road safety, hosting its annual lighting and safety checks at Barry Maney Ford’s Jubilee Highway site.

Lakes Rotary members checked all vehicle lights with proper fitting available on the day by Barry Maney and tyre checks conducted by Trident Tyre Centre.

It coincided with events at Bordertown, Naracoorte and Millicent, however about 10 Barry Maney staff volunteered their time to adjust the lights and change globes which was an exclusive for the Mount Gambier event.

There were 110 vehicles checked making it the largest of all the events with 71 light aims adjusted.

The initiative is celebrating its 20th year after starting out in the Mount Gambier Woolworths car park in 2002 on a Sunday afternoon.

South Australian Police Senior Constable First Class Jade Hill said it was great to see the community getting involved especially coming into darker months with inclement weather.

“It’s positive to see so many people taking advantage of the free checks and getting their lights checked for the safety of the community,” she said.

“We can defect people if their lights are not up to standard.”

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