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Cyprus to introduce stricter criteria for older drivers – in-cyprus.com

The Law Office of the Republic is looking over proposed legislation on the tests drivers aged over 70 will need to undergo to be allowed to stay on the road.

Speaking to ACTIVE radio on Friday, Communications Minister Marios Demetriades said the proposed legislation included more frequent checks to ensure elderly drivers fulfilled a

The proposal has become even more timely, the minister noted, in light of Thursday’s hit-and-run incident which has seen a 76-year-old man remanded in custody on suspicion of hitting a cyclist and fleeing the scene. The cyclist, 33-year-old Panagiotis Hadjinikolas from Zakaki, was killed.

The House, Demetriades also revealed is, in addition, reviewing another law on cyclists.

This legislation, he said, aimed to better protect cyclists while also setting out exactly how they should behave on the road.

“This legislation was submitted to the House months ago,” Demetriades said, adding he believed it should be approved as soon as possible “to be able to provide cyclist safety through the law”.

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Source: Cyprus to introduce stricter criteria for older drivers – in-cyprus.com

Saloon registrations up 13% in July, Cystat says – Cyprus Business Mail


By Stelios Orphanides

The number of saloon registrations rose an annual 13 per cent in July to 3,061 as a strong increase in registrations of second-hand vehicles offset a strong decline in new car registrations, the statistical service said.

The number of brand-new car registrations fell 8.9 per cent to 1,111 compared with July 2016, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Thursday. Second-hand saloon registrations rose 32 per cent to 1,950.

From January to July, the total number of saloon registrations rose 31 per cent to 21,351 compared with the respective seven-month period last year, Cystat said. Registrations of brand-new cars rose 9.8 per cent to 8,672 while that of used cars rose 50 per cent to 12,679.

Source: Saloon registrations up 13% in July, Cystat says – Cyprus Business Mail

Victim of road accident awarded €500,000 – Cyprus Mail

A 28-year-old man, who lost his right leg and the sight from his right eye in a road accident in January 2017, received €0.5 million as settlement from the insurance company of the man who caused the accident, it emerged on Thursday.

According to local daily Alithia, the Limassol man had been riding his motorcycle when a car, driven by a 70-year-old man, cut him off.

The ensuing crash left the 28-year-old in a three-week coma, with severe injuries to his head and right leg.

 Doctors concluded that the leg damage was irreparable and had to amputate it off just below the kneecap.

The man also lost sight in his right eye and required several operations to treat severe head injuries.

He was in hospital for a total 2.5 months, of which two were in intensive care.[…]

Source: Victim of road accident awarded €500,000 – Cyprus Mail

Cyprus pledges to fix deadly road (PICTURES) – in-cyprus.com

The Cyprus government has pledged €60 million to improve a stetch of road leading into Troodos which has claimed the lives of eight people since 2011.

The most recent road fatality along the 11km Astromeritis to Evrychou road occured on Friday and saw 21-year-old Astromeritis resident Pantelis Demou killed when his car overturned.

His death prompted a renewed call for action and the creation of a proper motorway (as opposed to the single carriageway) in the area between Astromeritis and Evrychou and particularly including the perilous 11km stretch between Astromeritis and Atsas.

Communications Minister Marios Demetriades on Tuesday promised residents of the area that he would by the end of this year “instruct the Finance Mnsitry to include the project in the State Budget” for 2019.

Source: Cyprus pledges to fix deadly road (PICTURES) – in-cyprus.com

Welcome expansion to citizen service centres – Cyprus Mail

An additional four citizen service centres will open by January 2018 in Kolossi, Latsia, Limassol and Larnaca, while another one is scheduled to open in Paphos later in 2018, head of the centres Maria Alexandrou said on Wednesday. Eleven years after the operation of the first centre in Nicosia, the institution has evolved significantly in […]

Source: Welcome expansion to citizen service centres – Cyprus Mail

EAC receives its first six electric cars – Cyprus Mail

The Cyprus Electricity Authority (EAC) has received its first six electric cars to add to its fleet which it says will contribute to reducing the country’s carbon emissions by 5.52 tonnes per year, it was announced on Tuesday. The utility also said that it has set up another e-charge station in Limassol, bringing the total […]

Source: EAC receives its first six electric cars – Cyprus Mail

Progress on Paphos projects says minister – Cyprus Mail

Transport Minister Marios Demetriades said on Sunday that a number of infrastructure projects in Paphos are well underway. Speaking after a memorial service for victims of the 1974 invasion in Paphos, Demetriades said that the tender documents for the improvement of the Paphos-Polis road were at the final stage of preparation.  The invitation for tenders will […]

Source: Progress on Paphos projects says minister – Cyprus Mail

Chief orders investigation of traffic police – Cyprus Mail

Police chief Zacharias Chrystostomou ordered an administrative probe into a Limassol fatal road accident last May in which three people were killed, after the father of one of the victims reported that the Limassol traffic police botched up their investigation.

The chief ordered the probe after the father claimed the Limassol traffic police that investigated the accident, were responsible for delays, omissions and irregularities.

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Source: Chief orders investigation of traffic police – Cyprus Mail