388 new vehicles in county in March

The number of new motor vehicles registered in March 2008 in County Roscommon was 388, according to the latest figures published by the Central Statistics Office. The figure is over 20% down on the new registrations for March 2007.   The figures are in line with the national trends which show a fall of 22.3% in the number of new registrations nationally. In March 2008 there were 25,844 new registrations in total, down from a figure of 35,139 in March 2007. In March 2008 there were 20,190 new private cars registered, down from 25,974 in March 2007.   The March 2008 figures for Roscommon show that there were 317 new private cars registered, 53 new goods vehicles and 18 new motorcycles.