Traffic cops issue over 41,000 speeding tickets in 5 months – in-cyprus.com

Traffic police have issued 41,475 speeding tickets in the first five months of 2017, up from 39,997 from the corresponding 2016 period.

The rise of 3.7% in speeding tickets over the first five months of 2017 compared to the corresponding period last year has highlighted the need for tougher and prohibitive legislation and penalties to be introduced.

The issue with seatbelts is even worse.

A total of 6,977 warrants were issued to drivers and passengers for not wearing their seatbelts over the first five months of 2017 recording a 35% increase over the corresponding 2016 period when 5,139 warrants were issued.

Source: Traffic cops issue over 41,000 speeding tickets in 5 months – in-cyprus.com

Man guilty of manslaughter in road death (Updated) – Cyprus Mail

A 50-year-old man was found guilty on Thursday in the death of a motorist in 2015, killed after the defendant, high on drugs, slammed into the rear of his vehicle, which was stopped at the Enaerios traffic lights in Limassol.

Yiannis Kyriakides was found guilty of manslaughter, driving under the influence of cocaine, and driving at a speed that could put lives in danger.

It is the first time that a driver who caused a death in a road accident has been charged with manslaughter. The maximum penalty is life in jail.

His lawyer will plead for leniency on July 17.[…]

Source: Man guilty of manslaughter in road death (Updated) – Cyprus Mail