Category Archives: Road Safety

Drivers set to be screened for drugs after the summer – Cyprus Mail

Screening of drivers for being under the influence of drugs will start after the summer as the long-delayed equipment needed is on its way, the state lab confirmed on Tuesday. The bulk of the items have now been ordered after court proceedings delayed their purchase since carrying out the test was passed in February last […]

Source: Drivers set to be screened for drugs after the summer – Cyprus Mail

Woman seriously injured by drunk driver – Cyprus Mail

A woman was injured on the Nicosia-Larnaca  highway early Monday when a drunk driver collided with oncoming traffic near Kofinou. The woman is in serious condition but out of danger, police said. The man driving the other vehicle was 11 times over the limit, they said. He had entered oncoming traffic at some point near […]

Source: Woman seriously injured by drunk driver – Cyprus Mail

Police across Europe in 24-hour ‘speed enforcement’ marathon – Cyprus Mail

Police officers across Europe are making ready for their latest “Speed Marathon”, taking place from 6am on Wednesday 6am on Thursday. The 24-hour initiative forms part of TISPOL’s speed enforcement operation, running until April 23. Cyprus is a member of TISPOL – the European Traffic Police Network – but police here have yet to announce […]

Source: Police across Europe in 24-hour ‘speed enforcement’ marathon – Cyprus Mail

Woman arrested after driving five times over the limit – Cyprus Mail

A 33-year-old woman was arrested early Saturday after causing a road accident while drunk, almost five times over the limit. The accident occurred at around 3.20am on the Nicosia-Limassol motorway near Ayios Tychonas, when the car driven by the 33-year-old veered off course and crashed into a metal sign post. The woman was trapped in […]

Source: Woman arrested after driving five times over the limit – Cyprus Mail

Week-long clampdown on drunk driving from Monday – Cyprus Mail

Police will on Monday begin a week-long campaign to clampdown on drink driving, they said on Sunday. In a brief announcement they said driving under the influence of alcohol remained one of the main causes of fatal road collisions. Also as of Monday, the police traffic department will roll out its new automatic number plate […]

Source: Week-long clampdown on drunk driving from Monday – Cyprus Mail

More than 14,000 booked for traffic offences in March – Cyprus Mail

Between March 1 and 26 police booked 369 people for drunk driving out of 4,464 drivers who were checked, while almost 7,000 were caught speeding, and 6,675 for other traffic offences, they said on Sunday. They also conducted 2,348 inspections in nightclubs, and booked 372 for offences related to the law on recreation centres, which […]

Source: More than 14,000 booked for traffic offences in March – Cyprus Mail

Paphos bikers publish handbook for safe motorcycle riding – Cyprus Mail

  TWO experienced Paphos bikers have published a definitive handbook for the advanced rider trainer with the aim of saving lives and are now setting off on a two-week European road trip to help promote the book this month. Retirees, Steve Tucker, 61, and David Rainford, 63, of ‘RoSPA (royal society for prevention of accidents) […]

Source: Paphos bikers publish handbook for safe motorcycle riding – Cyprus Mail