Category Archives: Road Safety

Desperately needed speed cameras on the way – Cyprus Mail

Speed cameras reduce accidents by up to 30 per cent, but it has been a struggle to get them on the roads By Angelos Anastasiou Nine years after a short-lived test-run of speed cameras in Cyprus, which proved operationally fraught but highly successful in curbing speeding and other traffic offences, political pressure from the government […]

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Distracted driving: you’ll never know what hit you – Cyprus Mail

By Sergeant Areti Amaxari Driver distraction is “the diversion of drivers’ attention away from activities that are considered critical for safe driving, towards another activity”. Road safety authorities around the world rank driver distraction as a significant cause of road trauma alongside speeding, drink-driving and fatigue, while it is considered to be one of the […]

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‘Speed cameras needed to make our roads safer’ – Cyprus Mail Cyprus Mail

Three people a day are injured or killed in road accidents in Cyprus, safety experts said on Tuesday as Transport Minister Marios Demetriades stressed how important it was to have speed cameras up and running in 2017. Speaking at a news conference organised by police and NGO Reaction to mark mobility week and Wednesday’s European […]

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Boy injured by 70-year-old woman driver four times over the alcohol limit – Cyprus Mail

A 70-year-old woman driver, who hit a motorcycle resulting in the injury of an eleven-year-old pillion passenger, was more than four times over the legal alcohol limit, police said on Thursday. The boy, who was travelling up Athalassa Avenue in Nicosia on the back of his dad’s bike at around 5pm on Wednesday, was taken […]

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