By Evie Andreou New car purchases in Cyprus lag behind much of the rest of Europe with almost half of all cars over 10 years old, a new report on car safety has shown. According to a survey by the European Transport Safety Council – PIN Flash Report 30 – while Cyprus ranks high in […]
Can somebody please set up a bumper-car play zone in the Paphos area to satisfy the need that the district’s teenagers have for dicing with death – theirs or someone else’s?
Source: Kids taking the wheel is a disturbing new trend – InCyprus
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.
SURVEY suggests that even though we think we’re safe on the road, we’re easily distracted
The new director of Paphos’ Road Transport Department has announced important changes to operating procedures as soon as he has taken the helm.
Source: New Paphos RTD Director gets tough
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 […]
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 […]
Cypriots doing stupid things while driving is not earth shattering news. It is a daily reality which has taken on endemic proportions.
Source: Charlie’s Soap Box: Don’t call me, I’m driving
While Cyprus has managed to decrease the number of road deaths by 5% since 2010, it currently trails many other EU states in effectively tackling traffic fatalities.
Source: Cyprus lags in road safety – InCyprus
Every time I pick up a Turkish Cypriot newspaper, I can’t help but stare at the pictures of the traffic accidents which blight our roads every day. Cars smashed to resemble accordions, headlines screaming of injuries and fatalities, pictures of families in tears at the loss of loved ones…
Source: It wasn’t my fault, officer, it was my selfie! – InCyprus