Five road deaths in July, police say continuing toll not changing driving habits – Cyprus Mail

Police said on Sunday that with two road deaths in the past two days, and a total of five this month, plus two more people critically injured, that it did not seem the ongoing loss of life was impacting drivers to change their ways.

“This is unfortunately the conclusion we can draw from the statistics. In just the past 24 hours, more than 500 drivers were booked for speeding, while alcohol driving controls showed that one in five drivers had alcohol in their systems beyond the permissible limit,” a statement from the force said.

Some 517 drivers were caught speeding, it added in some cases the speed reached 150kph, 154kph, 163kph and 172kph on the highway but also 100kph in a residential area where the limit was 50.

 With regard to driving under the influence of alcohol, out of the 466 drivers checked, 89 exceeded the permitted alcohol limit and were booked.

In the case of a 48-year-old driver in Limassol, his blood alcohol level reached 197mg instead of 22mg, the legal limit. The driver, police said had refused to take an initial breathalyser test and so was arrested.

In another case, in Paphos, a speeding driver tried to evade officers, who had signalled him to stop.  When they caught up with him and he was breathalysed, it showed alcohol levels of 102mg.

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Source: Five road deaths in July, police say continuing toll not changing driving habits – Cyprus Mail

British soldier killed in hit-and-run – Cyprus Mail

A British soldier from Dhekelia, 33, was killed on Saturday night in a hit-and-run. According to police, the incident happened around 8.30pm on the Famagusta-Larnaca road, 100 metres from a petrol station in Dhekelia. The unidentified driver was heading towards Larnaca. Under circumstances being examined by police, the car hit and fatally injured the solider […]

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Teen and mother charged after he’s caught driving – Cyprus Mail

A 15-year-old boy and his mother were charged in writing on Friday after police caught the teenager driving his mother’s vehicle in Paphos.

Officers patrolling at around 3pm stopped the car for checks and found the underage boy was driving the car.

Additionally, the car had no insurance, roadworthiness certificate and the boy had no driving permit.

He and his mother were charged in writing. Stroumbi police continues investigations.

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Man killed in car crash – Cyprus Mail

A 21-year-old man from Astromeritis was killed on Friday night in a car accident, a police report said on Saturday.

The accident took place shortly before 9pm Friday in the Astromeritis to Troodos road, when 21-year-old Pantelis Dimou lost control of the car he was driving, crashing into a cement wall and overturning.

Dimou was trapped in the wrecked car and had to be freed by the Fire Service.[…]

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Woman injured trying to avoid car going the wrong way – Cyprus Mail

A woman was slightly injured on Friday morning trying to avoid a car going the wrong way on the motorway to Larnaca airport.

Police said the accident happened at around 8.30am. A 74-year-old man travelling to the airport from Nicosia entered the wrong lane and almost crashed into an oncoming vehicle driven by the woman near Panorio reception hall.[…]

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Driving abroad? Behave, the fine will follow you home – Cyprus Mail

Committing a traffic offence in an EU country can soon mean the fine will follow you home. EU parliament explains how in the following video. Driving abroad this summer? Behave, because the fine will follow you home! Check out our video 🚙 ↓ pic.twitter.com/ByyjUILV17 — European Parliament (@Europarl_EN) July 24, 2017 Print Friendly

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Young woman hit in freak road accident dies   – Cyprus Mail

The incidents happened on the Troodos-Nicosia motorway at around 2am on Monday, as, according to police, a few minutes before being hit by the car, Chrysostomou was involved in an accident. When she and the other driver got out to exchange details, a 24-year-old who was driving by hit her, causing her serious injuries. […]

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