Category Archives: Department of Transport

Police, transport department carry out vehicle inspections – Cyprus Mail

Police in cooperation with inspectors from the Road Transport Department conducted extensive inspections on buses, lorries, and other vehicles, on Wednesday in an effort to reduce accidents and raise road safety awareness. Stopping 102 buses and lorries, and 80 other vehicles including motorcycles, they reported five cases of having no road tax, four with no […]

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Plans underway to regulate elderly drivers – InCyprus

Traffic Police Chief Yiannakis Charalambous says that a legislative draft proposal in the works to end the problem of unfit elderly motorists getting behind the wheel.

Charalambous, who was asked questions about the recent road death in which a woman of 69 was run down by a 90-year-old motorist on the Astromeritis-Nicosia motorway, said plans were in the pipeline to lay down stricter guidelines for elderly drivers.

“The Road Safety Council is expected to submit a draft proposal which would call for all drivers over the age of 75 to obtain a doctor’s certificate every year to establish if they are fit enough to get behind the wheel,” said Charalambous.

The Road Safety Unit is responsible for handling all matters in the field of road safety which are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works

“We will all grow old one day and there will come a time when we can no longer get behind the wheel. We all have to accept that. But it is also important for the relatives and loved ones of these elderly drivers to act. They too have a responsibility to persuade them to give up driving.”

Saturday night’s incident – in which Raisa Resetco was knocked down by the car being driven by a 90-year-old motorist – led to the arrest of the pensioner. He has also been charged.

“The driver in question had told investigators that he never saw the victim step out in front of his car. The lighting can also not be an excuse. On that particular motorway, the road may not be lit everywhere but the car lights are adequate for safe driving.”

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Cyprus showed biggest increase in roads deaths in 2015 – Cyprus Mail

  CYPRUS topped the charts for the biggest increase in the number of road deaths in the EU in 2015 according to the 10th Road Safety PIN survey which was published by the European Transport Safety Council. The survey shows that in 2015 a total of 57 fatal road accidents happened in Cyprus, 12 more […]

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