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Satellite imagery exonerates motorist in court

Satellite imagery – that was used during a legal proceeding – has exonerated a motorist from speeding and dangerous driving charges at a Nicosia court.

According to state prosecutors, the motorist had been clocked driving at 95km/h in a 50km area along Archbishop Makarios III Avenue in the early hours of June 2, 2013.

When he was waved down to stop, police claim that he instead continued on his way, switching lanes and entering the lane for oncoming traffic which were waiting at traffic lights for the light to change to green. Undeterred, he continued to pass them and drove through the traffic lights – which were red at the time – before finally making his escape.

A police officer had testified that he first noticed the car at 300m and clocked his speed at a distance of 271m. Following standard procedure, the speed of the vehicle was recorded by radar in a straight line from the position of the officer in relation to the position of the car.

The defence attorney, Yiannis Nearchou, produced satellite images of archbishop Makarios III Avenue and showed that the policeman’s statement were impossible as a straight line from his position at 271m, either at the side of the road or up to 2,5m into the road, from the position of the car would have placed it in the opposite lane.

At 300m, the car would have been on the pavement on the opposite side of the road.

Judge Pavlos Kyriakides went on to find the defendant not guilty saying that he could not safely accept that the policeman’s testimony as being reliable.

Police stepping up measures during long weekend – Cyprus Mail

Police will be stepping up traffic measures over the long holiday weekend but it also warned the public to take precautions when leaving the house. The force said it will intensify patrols on highways and other main roads, especially those leading to the coast and mountain resorts. Officers will be paying special attention on speeding, […]

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Two-day police clampdown nets hundreds of driving offenders, in 2015 almost 113,000 bookings filed – Cyprus Mail

An islandwide police clampdown on traffic violations between Friday and Sunday morning netted 493 speeders, 45 drunk drivers and 775 motorists for other offences, CNA reported on Sunday. During the same period, 380 checks were carried out at nightclubs and restaurants out of which 164 offenders were written up. Patrols had also been increased outside […]

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Police clampdown nets hundreds of driving offenders – Cyprus Mail

An islandwide police clampdown on traffic violations between Friday and Sunday morning netted 493 speeders, 45 drunk drivers and 775 motorists for other offences, CNA reported on Sunday. During the same period, 380 checks were carried out at nightclubs and restaurants out of which 164 offenders were written up. Patrols had also been increased outside […]

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Police nab driver doing 202km on highway – Cyprus Mail

Police on Saturday arrested a driver who was doing 202km on the highway instead of the legal limit of 100km, CNA reported. According to police the 26-year-old was tearing down the Nicosia-Limassol highway at around 4pm when motorcycle officers clocked him and chased him down. He was arrested, charged in writing and released and will […]

Source: Police nab driver doing 202km on highway – Cyprus Mail