Changes to driving regulations for learners’ and elderly – Cyprus Mail

A consultation period is underway on a bill amending regulations for driving licences for young drivers as well as the elderly. The draft bill provides for granting a learner’s licence at 17, minimum hours of compulsory training for candidate drivers by instructors, as well as annual medical tests for drivers over 75, in order to […]

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New fuel economy test proves just how far out official figures are

A new and more realistic fuel economy test shows that real-world consumption figures are up to 56 per cent worse than the official numbers

Is there a car buyer left in this country who believes the official fuel consumption figures? If there was, then the scandal of VW’s diesel emissions cheating must have shattered their illusions.

It’s now abundantly clear: laboratory testing and the figures gained from it tell us diddly squat about how much fuel we’ll actually use.

The veil has slipped so much that French firm PSA Peugeot-Citroen has chucked it away altogether and said it will now publish “real-world” fuel consumption figures alongside the official lab figures from June this year.

‘Smart’ police cars will lessen burden on officers – Cyprus Mail

Cyprus traffic police have received 10 patrol cars equipped with a mobile automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system, which can instantly identify traffic offenders, it announced on Monday. In a statement, police said the system can spot drivers without insurance, a valid drivers’ licence, and cars without road-tax licence or an MOT inspection certificate. It […]

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Cyclists want vote on new bill postponed – Cyprus Mail Cyprus Mail

THE Cyprus Cycling Federation wants to postpone the vote of a bill regulating transport with bicycles slated to be sent to the plenum next week, as this needs amendments, the group’s deputy chair George Apostolou said on Friday. He explained that although the cycling community supports the spirit of the new bill, there are serious […]

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