NEW DATA analysing over 4,000 drivers use of mobile phones at the wheel suggests the risk of an accident almost doubles. WUNELLI, a provider of vehicle telematics for insurance companies, and insurance broker Drivology, gathered data over a period of 18 months on drivers including data on journeys made
Source: Illegal hand-held phone use ‘doubles accident risk’
BASIC navigation skills are under threat because of our increasing dependence on satnav technology, a leading expert has claimed. Satellite communication consultant Roger McKinlay, former president of the Royal Institute of Navigation, believes the world is losing its way due to over-reliance on navigation
Source: Sat-nav dependence is eroding our sense of direction, says expert
Two brothers from Dromolaxia in the Larnaca district were arrested on Sunday in connection with combined charges of negligent driving abandoning the scene of an accident, driving under the influence of alcohol, public insults, threats, assaulting police and plus escaping arrest, the Cyprus News Agency reported. According to the report, on Saturday night around 8pm, […]
Source: Two brothers arrested in Dromolaxia after eluding police – Cyprus Mail
CYPRUS had the highest increase in road deaths among all EU countries between 2014 and 2015, a 27 per cent rise, according to a report published by the European Commission. A total of 66 people died on Cyprus roads last year compared with 52 in 2014 and 73 in 2010. Finland was second with a […]
Source: Road deaths in Cyprus up 27% last year – Cyprus Mail Cyprus Mail
One man has died and another left fighting for his life after their motorcycle and car collided.
Source: Motorbike-car collision leaves one dead, one critical
VOLUNTARY testing programmes hampering spread of safety benefits, says European safety body The benefits from the latest innovations in vehicle safety are not being felt by enough road users across Europe, according to a new report.
Source: Drivers do not see the benefit of cars safety features | Cars | Life & Style | Daily Express
A 22-year-old man died early on Friday in a car crash in the Nicosia district village of Ayia Varvara, police said. Christos Peppos, from Pera Horio, died after his car veered off course and crashed into an electricity pole before coming to a halt on a concrete pillar. The 22-year-old was rushed to hospital where […]
Source: Man killed in car crash – Cyprus Mail
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 […]
Source: New strict, objective criteria to change police hiring procedures – Cyprus Mail Cyprus Mail
Police in Limassol have launched an investigation against a 77-year-old man who allegedly pretended to be dead in order to avoid taking an exam for his professional driving license.
Source: Driver faked death to avoid exam – InCyprus
The Road Transport Department (RTD) in Paphos has come under fire again after allegations that they got revenge on a driving instructor who had previously reported them for being part of an alleged corruption ring.
Source: Road transport officials accused of ‘taking revenge’