Category Archives: Road Safety

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, […]

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Single vehicle deaths in Greece are EU’s highest

Greece has the highest rate of deaths in the European Union due to single-vehicle collisions (SVC), or a road accident in which only one vehicle is involved. According to the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), SVCs are responsible for one third of road fatalities in the EU in the 2013-2015 period. In Greece, however, they were the cause of 42 percent of road deaths, ahead of Luxembourg and Cyprus with 41 percent, Belgium with 38 percent, Norway with 37 percent and France with 36 percent.

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Minister: multidimensional strategy aims to cut road accidents – Cyprus Mail

The justice ministry has a multidimensional strategy aimed at the prevention of traffic accidents, minister Ionas Nicolaou said on Saturday. Speaking at the launch of a campaign aimed at providing free training to new drivers of large motorbikes, Nicolaou said a study has also been commissioned on the implementation of a new communication strategy on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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