Category Archives: Road Safety

211Km/h Speedster jailed for 15 days – in-cyprus.com

The Nicosia District Court handed down a 15-day prison sentence to a 39-year-old Romanian national after he was clocked speeding at 211Km/h along the Nicosia-Limassol highway.

The 39-year-old was clocked speeding on January 14, 2017, at around 8 pm.

Source: 211Km/h Speedster jailed for 15 days – in-cyprus.com

Man guilty of manslaughter in road death (Updated) – Cyprus Mail

A 50-year-old man was found guilty on Thursday in the death of a motorist in 2015, killed after the defendant, high on drugs, slammed into the rear of his vehicle, which was stopped at the Enaerios traffic lights in Limassol.

Yiannis Kyriakides was found guilty of manslaughter, driving under the influence of cocaine, and driving at a speed that could put lives in danger.

It is the first time that a driver who caused a death in a road accident has been charged with manslaughter. The maximum penalty is life in jail.

His lawyer will plead for leniency on July 17.[…]

Source: Man guilty of manslaughter in road death (Updated) – Cyprus Mail

Man hospitalised after being hit by drunk driver – Cyprus Mail

A man was hospitalised on Sunday evening after being hit by a car driven by a drunk woman on the road from Kofinou to Kornos. The accident occurred when the woman, a 21-year-old resident of Tseri, tried to overtake the man’s car and collided with it at around 9.10pm.

A breathalyser test for the woman gave a 59μg reading while the maximum permitted by law is 22μg. […]

Source: Man hospitalised after being hit by drunk driver – Cyprus Mail

Doing THIS while driving makes you 100 times more likely to have a fatal car accident | Express.co.uk

A NEW study has sensationally claimed that motorists’ concentration is so impaired while using a mobile phone behind the wheel – it creates 105 opportunities for a road user to inadvertently kill themselves.

Source: Doing THIS while driving makes you 100 times more likely to have a fatal car accident | Cars | Life & Style | Express.co.uk

Police clock teen driving at 140kph in a 50kph residential area – Cyprus Mail

Police said on Sunday it was a miracle that no one was killed in Larnaca on Saturday night when officers caught a 19-year-old speeding at 140kph in a residential zone where the limit was 50kph. At around 9.45pm, they said, when there were crowds of people out and about due to the Kataklysmos weekend events, […]

Source: Police clock teen driving at 140kph in a 50kph residential area – Cyprus Mail