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Cyprus pledges to fix deadly road (PICTURES) – in-cyprus.com

The Cyprus government has pledged €60 million to improve a stetch of road leading into Troodos which has claimed the lives of eight people since 2011.

The most recent road fatality along the 11km Astromeritis to Evrychou road occured on Friday and saw 21-year-old Astromeritis resident Pantelis Demou killed when his car overturned.

His death prompted a renewed call for action and the creation of a proper motorway (as opposed to the single carriageway) in the area between Astromeritis and Evrychou and particularly including the perilous 11km stretch between Astromeritis and Atsas.

Communications Minister Marios Demetriades on Tuesday promised residents of the area that he would by the end of this year “instruct the Finance Mnsitry to include the project in the State Budget” for 2019.

Source: Cyprus pledges to fix deadly road (PICTURES) – in-cyprus.com

Welcome expansion to citizen service centres – Cyprus Mail

An additional four citizen service centres will open by January 2018 in Kolossi, Latsia, Limassol and Larnaca, while another one is scheduled to open in Paphos later in 2018, head of the centres Maria Alexandrou said on Wednesday. Eleven years after the operation of the first centre in Nicosia, the institution has evolved significantly in […]

Source: Welcome expansion to citizen service centres – Cyprus Mail

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

Source: Driving abroad? Behave, the fine will follow you home – Cyprus Mail

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

Insurers could penalise young drivers below speed limit | Daily Mail Online

Some insurance providers are comparing a driver’s speed against average speeds of experienced motorists to determine if they’re going too fast, even if it’s much slower than the limit dictates.

They are comparing a new licence holder’s speed against the average speeds of more experienced motorists to determine if they’re travelling too fast – mainly on ‘rural’ A and B roads.

Source: Insurers could penalise young drivers below speed limit | Daily Mail Online

Over 1,000 cars stolen since 2014, half recovered – Cyprus Mail

During the past three and a half years, 1,117 vehicles were reported stolen in Cyprus of which 594 were located by police, according to stats obtained by the Cyprus Mail. The largest number of stolen vehicles was reported in Limassol, followed by Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos, respectively. During the period, there had been a steady […]

Source: Over 1,000 cars stolen since 2014, half recovered – Cyprus Mail

Red tape hampers introduction of LPG for cars – Cyprus Mail

MPs asked the interior ministry’s permanent secretary, Nicos Nikolaou, on Tuesday to act as an intermediary between state services to help speed up issuing final approval certificates to petrol stations so that the Customs Department can allow them to acquire liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Nikolaou, who attended the House energy committee, reassured MPs that his […]

Source: Red tape hampers introduction of LPG for cars – Cyprus Mail