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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 […]

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

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

Desperately needed speed cameras on the way – Cyprus Mail

Speed cameras reduce accidents by up to 30 per cent, but it has been a struggle to get them on the roads By Angelos Anastasiou Nine years after a short-lived test-run of speed cameras in Cyprus, which proved operationally fraught but highly successful in curbing speeding and other traffic offences, political pressure from the government […]

Source: Desperately needed speed cameras on the way – Cyprus Mail