BikeSafe is a Police led motorcycle project involving class room and practical riding workshops. The main aim is to reduce the number of bikers being hurt on Cyprus roads.
In order to use the BikeSafe brand, the workshops have to conform to the BikeSafe criteria as run by Police forces throughout the UK.
Four Cyprus Police Officers have recently been trained to become BikeSafe assessors. The training was delivered in a partnership between the Cyprus Police and RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders Cyprus.
The first part of the training ensured that the officers had the road riding skills required, based on ‘Motorcycle Roadcraft’, The (UK) Police Riders Handbook. This involved advanced rider training and test. Only those passing the RoSPA motorcycle test at the highest level would be considered as assessors. All of the officers attained the Gold Grade.
The second phase of the training was theory based to ensure a good working knowledge of both Roadcraft and the BikeSafe curriculum. The officers gave a talk on different sections of the BikeSafe material and answered questions on the matters raised.
The third phase was a practical exercise taking the form of a BikeSafe ride-out with the officers having to give appropriate feedback to a motorcyclist they were assessing.
The officers passed with flying colours.
A 38-year-old biker lost his life in a fatal accident in the early hours of Sunday in Aglandjia in Nicosia. According to police the man was riding on Aglandjia Avenue when he lost control near some road works and the motorbike overturned. He was taken to Nicosia General Hospital where his death was confirmed. Police […]
Source: Biker, 38, killed in Nicosia – Cyprus Mail
A 19-year-old man from Nicosia is being treated in the intensive care unit of the Nicosia general hospital following a road accident on Wednesday afternoon, police said.
According to the police statement, the accident took place shortly before 3pm in Nicosia when a car driven by a 60-year-old woman in under as-yet unidentified circumstances crashed into the 19-year-old’s motorbike.
The collision caused the motorcyclist injuries to his liver, kidney and spleen, as well as fractures in his arms and legs.
Source: Teenager in intensive care after accident – Cyprus Mail
A 32-year-old man from Paphos is fighting for his life after the motorbike he was riding collided head-on with a car at Coral Bay in Peyia late on Sunday night.
The incident – which comes around 24 hours after another 25-year-old motorcyclist from nearby Geroskipou was killed after losing control of his bike – is currently being looked into by traffic police in Paphos.
According to witnesses, the 32-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car which had been overtaking another vehicle at the time and had gone into the opposite lane. The car was being driven by a 21-year-old Romanian man.
The rider of the motorbike, who was not wearing a crash helmet, was rushed to Paphos General Hospital before he was transferred to Nicosia General Hospital due to the seriousness of his injuries.
He is currently in intensive care after suffering serious brain trauma and internal bleeding.
Doctors say his condition is critical.
Source: Motorcyclist critical after Coral Bay crash – in-cyprus.com
A man died early on Thursday morning after an accident which left his motorbike cut in two.
The fatal accident happened shortly after midnight when Dimitris Alexander Mannardak, 25, a resident of Geroskipou, was driving from Geroskipou to Paphos.
At some point he lost control of the bike and collided with a dividing strip on the road to his right. The motorcycle overturned, rolled onto the asphalt and ended up on a roundabout before coming to a stop.
Due to the severity of the crash the vehicle was cut into two.
The 25-year-old driver who was wearing a helmet was initially conscious. He was taken by ambulance to Paphos general hospital where he was diagnosed with multiple fractures and internal bleeding.
Despite having surgery he died at 3.16am.
Police are investigating the cause of the accident.
Source: Motorcyclist dies in accident that leaves his bike in two pieces – Cyprus Mail
A 33-year-old Larnaca man was hospitalized on Friday evening after colliding into and killing a loose cow with his motorcycle on the Ayia Anna to Kalo Horio road, police said.
The incident happened at around 11.50pm. Police said the cow was in the left lane, the same one used by the motorcyclist.
Following the collision, which killed the animal, the 33-year-old lost control of the motorcycle and fell on the tarmac.[…]
Source: Cow killed, man injured in road collision – Cyprus Mail
A 29-year-old man from Anthoupolis, Nicosia, Marios Polydorou, died early Saturday when the motorcycle he was riding on Strovolos Avenue veered off course, hit a pavement and crashed into a wall. The accident occurred at around 3am, police said, when Polydorou lost control of his motorcycle. The 29-year-old, who was not wearing a protective helmet, […]
Source: Man dies in traffic accident – Cyprus Mail
A man from Limassol is in serious condition in hospital after the motorbike he was traveling on collided with a car late on Wednesday night.
According to Traffic Police, the incident occurred at around 10pm on Yiannis Kranidiotis Street. He was rushed to Limassol General Hospital where was placed in intensive care.
Source: Motorcyclist seriously injured in Limassol crash – in-cyprus.com
The Limassol District Court has sentenced a 64-year-old former police sergeant to six months in prison
Source: Jail for former police officer who caused road death – in-cyprus.com
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