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When driving through fog, what should you use? Your car

How NOT to complete the Theory Test…

If ever you worry about the standards of driving on Roscommon and Irish roads, just be thankful you’re not driving in California. The following are a sampling of REAL answers received on exams given by the California Department of Transportation’s driving school.

Q: Do you yield when a blind pedestrian is crossing the road?

A: What for? He can’t see my license plate.

Q: Who has the right of way when four cars approach a four-way stop at the same time?

A: The pick-up truck with the gun rack and the bumper sticker saying, “Guns don’t kill people. I do.”

Q: When driving through fog, what should you use?

A: Your car.

Q: What changes would occur in your lifestyle if you could no longer drive lawfully?

A: I would be forced to drive unlawfully.

Q: What are some points to remember when passing or being passed?

A: Make eye contact and wave “hello” if he is cute.

Q: What is the difference between a flashing red traffic light and a flashing yellow traffic light?

A: The colour.

Launch of new Ford Focus at Fred Kilmartins on Sunday

On Sunday 15th May 2011 from 2 pm-5 pm, Fred Kilmartin Ltd will be celebrating the launch of the new Ford Focus at their Showroom in Ballinasloe.

  Ford Super Sunday will offer a range of activities catering for all ages. There will be an opportunity to test your driving skills, with Ford Motor Company Smart Technologies on display, including Active Stop, Active Park Assist, Start Stop Technology, and Driver alert. Also Active City Stop that will automatically bring the car to a halt in the event of a low speed collision. 

  For those who find parking a little


Act now for guaranteed delivery at Athlone Renault

Visit the showrooms of Athlone Renault, Roscommon Road, Athlone, this week to ensure that your preferred colour car can be delivered to you in advance of the end of the government scrappage deal.

If you have a special order in terms of colour, you need to have ordered your car by the end of this month, otherwise you will have to choose from the cars in stock. This only applies to the government scrappage deal, as the Renault scrappage deal may remain after the government scheme finishes at the end of June.

The Fluence and Megane are the big sellers


Fred Kilmartin Ltd.welcomes the new Focus

The much-awaited arrival of Ireland’s most popular car occurs this week in Galway and Roscommon, as main Ford Dealer Fred Kilmartin Ltd., Ballinasloe, welcomes the all-new Ford Focus into their showrooms.

Nearly 100,000 Focus cars have been sold since its launch back in 1998, making the Focus badge a common sight on the roads of Galway and Roscommon and across the country.

The all-new Focus looks set to build on its unparalleled popularity, not least with its striking looks, a whole host of exciting new features and a highly efficient engine line up that makes every drop of fuel go


Sinead Desmond to unveil new Audi A6 and host fashion show

TV3’s Sinead Desmond will be the guest of honour at the launch of the new Audi A6 in Michael Moore Car Sales in Athlone and the event on Thursday evening, April 7th will be followed by a fashion show for charity.

The launch of the new Audi A6 will be performed by Sinead Desmond at 7 pm and guests will enjoy a champagne and canape reception and light refreshments. The Maynooth Gospel Choir will be present on the night and no doubt will add considerably to the proceedings.

The fashion show for charity, hosted by Sinead Desmond, gets underway at


Full range of Ford aftersales at Caseys

Casey’s Roscommon are delighted to welcome all Ford customers in Roscommon and the surrounding Shannonside region. Visit Casey’s on the Lanesboro Road to receive a full range of Ford aftersales services, including manufacturer’s warranty and repair work on Ford vehicles, Ford servicing and Ford parts.

Check out their superb spring special offers and don’t forget you can still avail of the €65 oil and oil filter change on all makes and models.

Ford car service

Casey’s Roscommon will take as much care servicing and repairing your vehicle as Ford did building it. The highly-skilled service team will help keep your


Next generation business saloon launch in Moores

Michael Moore Car Sales Athlone is celebrating 30 years in partnership with Audi. To mark this very special occasion and Audi’s continued success in the luxury car market Michael Moore Car Sales will be launching the new Audi A6 ‘The next Generation Business Saloon’ in their showrooms on Thursday 7th April.

This will be followed by a charity fashion show of Athlone’s finest stores and boutiques. Special guests will include TV3’s Sinead Desmond, Maynooth Gospel Choir and Irish designer Tim Ryan, who will showcase his all new Spring/Summer Collection.

Champagne reception commences at 7 pm followed by the fashion show

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