The death toll from road accidents reduced in Cyprus during 2016 by 19.3 per cent, according to the 11th Road Safety Performance Index Report of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). More specifically 46 road deaths were reported, 11 fewer than 2015. The reduction followed an increase of 26.7 per cent in 2015. With last year`s reduction, Cyprus went back from the 20th to the 13th place it ranked in 2014 among the EU countries, with regard to the road traffic death rate. […]
A man who was arrested on Tuesday evening after trying to run over a police officer with his car in Limassol was charged with attempted murder on Wednesday. At the time of his arrest he had been charged with reckless behaviour, public insults and threats and negligent driving, but police decided to add the […]
Vehicle owners who pay quarterly or six-month road tax licences that expire at the end of June, will be able to renew them as of July 1, it was announced on Wednesday. Road tax will be payable, without extra charge, until September 8, 2017 at any bank, citizens’ service centre, district post office, district office […]
Source: Road tax reminder – Cyprus Mail
Of particular concern were the high speeds that were clocked in built-up areas.
POLICE reported 475 people who were speeding in an island wide campaign on Thursday and found another 218 guilty of other traffic offenses. As part of the campaign, police also carried out controls in parks and other places where young people gather in an attempt to fight excessive noise and juvenile delinquency. Print Friendly
THE House transport committee rejected on Friday the referral by President Nicos Anastasiades of the law voted last month for a three-cent cut in the road tax for pick-up trucks and double cabs. The law, that was passed by the House plenum on May 19, provides for a three-cent reduction – from ten to seven […]
By Paula Manoli-Gray
After more fatal road accidents last week, a traffic department official said: “Despite awareness campaigns, efforts by police, stakeholders and the state regarding road awareness, it seems that we only listen and don’t apply.”
It’s a scary, all-too-true statement, and it really makes you wonder what else people need in order to understand that certain rules and laws have been created to keep people safe on roads – not to make them late for work or ruin their fun.
These past few weeks seem to have been particularly bad for road deaths, and reading the reports, the majority include phrases such as: ‘not wearing a seat belt’; ‘ran a red light’; ‘was speeding’, and ‘was over the (alcohol) limit’.
The warning comes ahead of a busy summer season which historically sees a rise in theft from cars and police officers are keen to see that trend bucked.
And like in previous years, the police are once again going to great lengths this summer to warn beachgoers about the dangers of leaving valuables in cars and in full view of passers-by.