Category Archives: Press Cyprus

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

Blinkered to the rules of the road – in-cyprus.com

By Paula Manoli-Gray
After more fatal road accidents last week, a traffic department official said: “Despite awareness campaigns, efforts by police, stakeholders and the state regarding road awareness, it seems that we only listen and don’t apply.”

It’s a scary, all-too-true statement, and it really makes you wonder what else people need in order to understand that certain rules and laws have been created to keep people safe on roads – not to make them late for work or ruin their fun.

These past few weeks seem to have been particularly bad for road deaths, and reading the reports, the majority include phrases such as: ‘not wearing a seat belt’; ‘ran a red light’; ‘was speeding’, and ‘was over the (alcohol) limit’.

Source: Blinkered to the rules of the road – in-cyprus.com

Bases police issue car thieves warning to beachgoers – in-cyprus.com

The Sovereign Base Area Police are warning beachgoers to secure their cars and not leave valuables on display when visiting the beaches this year.

The warning comes ahead of a busy summer season which historically sees a rise in theft from cars and police officers are keen to see that trend bucked.

And like in previous years, the police are once again going to great lengths this summer to warn beachgoers about the dangers of leaving valuables in cars and in full view of passers-by.

Source: Bases police issue car thieves warning to beachgoers – in-cyprus.com