Roads Policing method yields good results so far

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The Roads Policing is a modern, international policing method, which effectively contributes to the prevention of road traffic collisions and generally in tackling crime. The Cyprus Police implemented road policing in order to tackle crime and through traffic police checks carried out on the roads.

This method is based on the fact that persons who commit any kind of crimes / offenses are likely to be drivers.

The results of the implementation of road policing nationwide by the members of the Traffic Police in collaboration with other departments and services, for the first half of 2015 are as follows:

OFFENCES / CASES
TOTAL
Illegal Aliens
14
Search Drugs / Controlled drugs
37
Illegal possession of weapons / explosives / offensive organs
18
Swag property / illegal occupation of property
4
Stolen vehicle / unlawful possession of a vehicle / vehicle searched
10
Wanted / searched / Missing Person
13
Possession disintegrator tools
4
Other offenses
121
Total
221

New traffic law runs into problems

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MPs have been left stumped after problems that have arisen from a recently-passed drink driving law.

Back in May, parliament shuttled through a bill to reduce the alcohol limited for certain groups of drivers in Cyprus from 22mg/dL per 100ml to 9mg/dL. The law aimed to reduce the number of traffic accidents amongst young people whilst, at the same time, increase the use of public transportation and taxis.

The bill will not affect only young drivers, but also motorcyclists and the professional drivers of trucks, buses, taxis and vehicles carrying dangerous and heavy loads. The legislation essentially bans motorists with only three years driving experience and professional drivers from having more 9mg/dL of alcohol in their system.

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