Light shined on vehicle safety

Light shined on vehicle safety

The 22nd Lakes Rotary annual vehicle lighting checks took place last week in Mount Gambier, Naracoorte and Millicent.

Despite the wet and wintry weather, approximately 140 cars from as far away as Penola lined up to get their lights checked in Mount Gambier with 55 headlight aims adjusted, two globes replaced and two brake lights, two indicators and five tail park lights flagged for replacement/repair.

In Mount Gambier, Lakes Rotary members and six Barry Maney Group technicians checked all car lights for aim and proper globe fittings were available on the day by Barry Maney Group with globes from Cockys Automart.

Tyre checks were conducted by two Trident Tyre Centre technicians who found most were generally in good condition and offered vouchers for free tyre rotations.

Lake Rotary’s Graham Robinson said the lighting checks were conducted for two hours each year following the end of daylight savings.

“It was a successful night for the public and it is a feel good community service,” he said.

“Some people come here every year and others are new.

“There were less lights not working compared to last year and headlight aims were not as bad.

“The community say it is a great initiative.”

The initiative started out in the Mount Gambier Woolworths car park in 2002 on a Sunday afternoon with the Barry Maney Group receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from the Lakes Rotary and The Rotary Foundation for its integral part in the 20th anniversary event in 2022.

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