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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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Progress on Paphos projects says minister – Cyprus Mail

Transport Minister Marios Demetriades said on Sunday that a number of infrastructure projects in Paphos are well underway. Speaking after a memorial service for victims of the 1974 invasion in Paphos, Demetriades said that the tender documents for the improvement of the Paphos-Polis road were at the final stage of preparation.  The invitation for tenders will […]

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Chief orders investigation of traffic police – Cyprus Mail

Police chief Zacharias Chrystostomou ordered an administrative probe into a Limassol fatal road accident last May in which three people were killed, after the father of one of the victims reported that the Limassol traffic police botched up their investigation.

The chief ordered the probe after the father claimed the Limassol traffic police that investigated the accident, were responsible for delays, omissions and irregularities.

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Man dies in traffic accident – Cyprus Mail

A 29-year-old man from Anthoupolis, Nicosia, Marios Polydorou, died early Saturday when the motorcycle he was riding on Strovolos Avenue veered off course, hit a pavement and crashed into a wall. The accident occurred at around 3am, police said, when Polydorou lost control of his motorcycle. The 29-year-old, who was not wearing a protective helmet, […]

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Police urge drivers to respect other road users – Cyprus Mail

Police urged drivers on Thursday to respect other road users by exhibiting proper road behaviour after they caught a drunk 30-year-old male motorist – almost five times over the limit – driving on the opposite lane in the Ayia Napa to Rizoelia highway.

In total, it said, 240 drivers – around one in ten – who were stopped for breathalyser tests last week, were over the limit.

The man was seen by officers at around 5.30am on Thursday driving in the opposite lane of the Ayia Napa to Rizoelia highway. The breathalyser test indicated 99 microgrammes of alcohol in his system, almost five times over the permitted level of 22mg.

He was taken to the police station where he was charged and is to be brought before the court at a later date. His relatives were notified to pick him up from the police station.

Police said that driving under the influence of alcohol “cannot be characterised as anything other than disrespect for society and contempt for life”.

“It seems however, through statistics, that many of our co-citizens are indifferent to those around them,” it said.

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Source: Police urge drivers to respect other road users – Cyprus Mail

Man critical after he was hit by car – Cyprus Mail

A 37-year-old man was in critical condition on Wednesday after being hit by a car the previous day in Limassol.

The accident occurred at around 6pm when a 25-year-old driver, in an effort to avoid a collision with another car, veered off Iapetou Street in Ayios Athanasios and drove into a car park, initially hitting a car and then injuring the man, who had been walking in the car park.

The driver went on to hit another two cars before bringing the vehicle under control.

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Police patrol car catches fire on motorway – in-cyprus.com

A police officer in Cyprus had a bad morning on Tuesday after his patrol car caught fire on the Limassol – Nicosia motorway.

A motorist later snapped the police officer outside his police car – which had become engulfed in flames – at around 11am on Tuesday morning on the Limassol – Nicosia motorway, just shy of the Kofinou exit.

The picture (above) of the car in flames later appeared on Reporter.com.cy.

According to initial reports, the fire started as a result of a mechanical problem. The officer – who had tried unsuccessfully to put out the flames – was not harmed.

Source: Police patrol car catches fire on motorway – in-cyprus.com