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New strict, objective criteria to change police hiring procedures

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved new criteria for hiring police officers, with the new system expected to begin sometime after May’s legislative elections and the regulations approved by parliament on Thursday. Speaking after a cabinet session, Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou said that the new criteria introduce objectivity and meritocracy as the key screening element and […]

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New road safety changes in the pipeline

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is looking to implement some sweeping changes across Cyprus including obligatory re-training for repeat offenders.

Source: New road safety changes in the pipeline

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Traffic cameras stumble on collection concerns

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A DRAFT bill prepared by the Electromechanical Services Department for the introduction of 110 traffic cameras to capture speed-limit violations has stumbled on who will manage delivery and payment of speeding tickets, a source has told the Cyprus Mail.

According to the source, the bill has been prepared and forwarded to the Legal Service for review. It calls for the purchase of 90 fixed cameras, as well as 20 mobile ones, that will take pictures of speeders and record the violation.

“This is a measure to catch and punish speeding drivers – no seat-belts, no mobile phone use, they will only capture speeding,” the source said.

But the effort appears to stumble on who will undertake delivering the speeding tickets issued by the cameras, with police wanting as little involvement with the operation of the cameras as possible.

As a result of the police’s reluctance to engage, the bill calls for the operation of the cameras by the contractor that will install them.
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Road Tax deadline extended

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The road tax deadline has been extended until  the 31st March 2016.

The Road Transport Department’s website had collapsed whilst dealing with car owners anxious to meet the original deadline.

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Road Tax Renewal for 2016

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Road Tax renewal will commence on January 7th and will end on Thursday, March 10th Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works announced on today.

Full details of how to apply can be found on this site.

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