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Traffic cops issue over 41,000 speeding tickets in 5 months – in-cyprus.com

Traffic police have issued 41,475 speeding tickets in the first five months of 2017, up from 39,997 from the corresponding 2016 period.

The rise of 3.7% in speeding tickets over the first five months of 2017 compared to the corresponding period last year has highlighted the need for tougher and prohibitive legislation and penalties to be introduced.

The issue with seatbelts is even worse.

A total of 6,977 warrants were issued to drivers and passengers for not wearing their seatbelts over the first five months of 2017 recording a 35% increase over the corresponding 2016 period when 5,139 warrants were issued.

Source: Traffic cops issue over 41,000 speeding tickets in 5 months – in-cyprus.com

Man guilty of manslaughter in road death (Updated) – Cyprus Mail

A 50-year-old man was found guilty on Thursday in the death of a motorist in 2015, killed after the defendant, high on drugs, slammed into the rear of his vehicle, which was stopped at the Enaerios traffic lights in Limassol.

Yiannis Kyriakides was found guilty of manslaughter, driving under the influence of cocaine, and driving at a speed that could put lives in danger.

It is the first time that a driver who caused a death in a road accident has been charged with manslaughter. The maximum penalty is life in jail.

His lawyer will plead for leniency on July 17.[…]

Source: Man guilty of manslaughter in road death (Updated) – Cyprus Mail

Car ploughs into UK family of three in Paphos – in-cyprus.com

A family of three from the UK were run down in Paphos on Monday night after a car failed to stop at the pedestrian crossing they were using.

According to police, at around 8:45 pm on Monday night a Syrian man driving along Apostolou Pavlou Avenue in Paphos failed to stop his car at the pedestrian crossing outside King’s Avenue Mall hitting the family of three.

Source: Car ploughs into UK family of three in Paphos – in-cyprus.com

Man hospitalised after being hit by drunk driver – Cyprus Mail

A man was hospitalised on Sunday evening after being hit by a car driven by a drunk woman on the road from Kofinou to Kornos. The accident occurred when the woman, a 21-year-old resident of Tseri, tried to overtake the man’s car and collided with it at around 9.10pm.

A breathalyser test for the woman gave a 59μg reading while the maximum permitted by law is 22μg. […]

Source: Man hospitalised after being hit by drunk driver – Cyprus Mail

International fuel prices push down costs for Cyprus drivers – in-cyprus.com

Cyprus consumers have enjoyed a series of fuel prices reductions over the past few weeks as international crude oil prices continue to fall in the most significant first and second quarter drop of the past two decades.

The most recent reductions have been observed over the past two days, contributing to fluctuations in the market from petrol station to a petrol station, as it seems that not all operators had brought the cheaper fuel and so be able to pass on the price reduction to their customers. For example there was a 7.4 cent per litre difference between the cheapest petrol station and the most expensive when it comes to 95 octane petrol, which has become 1.8 cents per litre cheaper on international markets.

Source: International fuel prices push down costs for Cyprus drivers – in-cyprus.com

Traffic deaths fell by 19.3 per cent in 2016 – Cyprus Mail

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. […]

Source: Traffic deaths fell by 19.3 per cent in 2016 – Cyprus Mail

Man nearly runs over police officer in fine row (Updated) – Cyprus Mail

  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 […]

Source: Man nearly runs over police officer in fine row (Updated) – Cyprus Mail