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Man injured in motorbike crash – Cyprus Mail

A 26-year-old man from Aradippou was hospitalised on Friday night, after a motorbike crash. According to a police report, shortly before 10 pm Friday, the man had been riding his motorcycle on the Archbishop Makarios avenue in Kiti, Larnaca, heading towards Meneou, repeatedly overtaking cars. One of the cars he tried to overtake made a […]

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Traffic-hit public reminded of ‘enormous benefits’ from Cyprus Rally – Cyprus Mail

The inconvenience to the public should be weighed up against the benefits for Nicosia and Cyprus in general from the staging of the Cyprus Rally, the organising committee of the even said on Thursday. “The inconvenience to the public should be contrasted with the enormous benefits for Nicosia and Cyprus in general from the organisation […]

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Over 7,000 speeders caught in September – Cyprus Mail

During the month of September, police filed 7,262 speeding offences, 600 drink-driving offences and 8,745 various other traffic offences, they said on Sunday. They also checked 3,190 nightclubs, 892 of which were booked for violations, including the law on smoking indoors. Over 260 security guards were checked for licences. Print Friendly

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Annual traffic chaos in Nicosia ahead of Cyprus Rally – Cyprus Mail

  Streets in the capital were jam packed with cars Wednesday afternoon as main roads were closed between 3.30pm and 7:00pm for a trial run for a special stage of the Cyprus Rally which starts on Friday. “Oh my god!” said a frustrated Lara Jones, speaking to the Cyprus Mail. “How do they manage this […]

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Road safety laws set to be strengthened – Cyprus News

New legislation set to be enforced next year will see doctors facing criminal charges if they falsify health records for senior citizens trying to renew their driving licences.

This is one of the ten measures that the Communications Ministry will be promoting in order to beef up road safety.

Other measures include the introduction of the narcotest in 2017. Tender candidates have already been called upon to supply the necessary equipment.

Another measure to be introduced is road surface lighting while a variety of amendments are set to affect driver’s licences.

A predetermined amount of compulsory driving tests and a compulsory theory test will need to be completed successfully before a candidate attempts to take their driving test. At the same time, the minimum age of obtaining a learner’s driver’s licence will be reduced from the current 17,5 to 17.

Senior citizens will also see procedures change in the way they are able to renew their driver’s licence, with the biggest change affecting doctors who could face criminal charges if they falsify health certificates.

Drastic changes are also in tune for driving schools and the way they operate. A school for driving instructors is set to be created ensuring that instructors are thoroughly trained and certified.

The Public Works Department has also prepared a study for so-called ‘dark spots’, problematic areas where large numbers of accidents have been recorded, where a number of improvements will be made to bolster road safety.

Next year will also see the introduction of car seats in nursery school buses for their students.

Eagle-eyed driver spots stolen motorbike as it overtook him, chases down perp and immobilises him – Cyprus Mail

Police on Sunday arrested a 35-year-old Limassol resident for motorcycle theft after he was spotted on the bike by a driver who happened to work for the company from where the vehicle was stolen. According to police, the 40-year-old employee was driving on a road in Limassol at around 12.30pm on Sunday and was being […]

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Pensioner killed in road crash in Paphos (Updated) – Cyprus Mail

AN 81-year-old retired doctor died in a road traffic accident in Paphos on Thursday evening. According to the head Paphos traffic police, Zenon Psathities, the conditions surrounding the fatal accident which occurred at 7.15pm on the main road between Stroumbi and Kathikas, are being examined. According to police, a saloon car which was being driven […]

Source: Pensioner killed in road crash in Paphos (Updated) – Cyprus Mail