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Transport minister seeks speedy introduction of speed cameras – Cyprus Mail

Προεδρικό Μέγαρο // Presidential Palace

Transport minister Marios Demetriades said on Monday that speed cameras should be installed as soon as possible. Speaking after a meeting with the Road Safety Council (RSC) he said that after he has consulted with the finance ministry, a meeting will take place to find a practical way to install the system, which will significantly […]

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Satellite imagery exonerates motorist in court

Satellite imagery – that was used during a legal proceeding – has exonerated a motorist from speeding and dangerous driving charges at a Nicosia court.

According to state prosecutors, the motorist had been clocked driving at 95km/h in a 50km area along Archbishop Makarios III Avenue in the early hours of June 2, 2013.

When he was waved down to stop, police claim that he instead continued on his way, switching lanes and entering the lane for oncoming traffic which were waiting at traffic lights for the light to change to green. Undeterred, he continued to pass them and drove through the traffic lights – which were red at the time – before finally making his escape.

A police officer had testified that he first noticed the car at 300m and clocked his speed at a distance of 271m. Following standard procedure, the speed of the vehicle was recorded by radar in a straight line from the position of the officer in relation to the position of the car.

The defence attorney, Yiannis Nearchou, produced satellite images of archbishop Makarios III Avenue and showed that the policeman’s statement were impossible as a straight line from his position at 271m, either at the side of the road or up to 2,5m into the road, from the position of the car would have placed it in the opposite lane.

At 300m, the car would have been on the pavement on the opposite side of the road.

Judge Pavlos Kyriakides went on to find the defendant not guilty saying that he could not safely accept that the policeman’s testimony as being reliable.

Find-a-patient mobile app to cut emergency response times – Cyprus Mail

THE state health services presented a unique mobile phone application for ambulance calls on Wednesday, which they say is the first in Europe, which can track and locate a patient and help reduce response time. The software, which will run through the Zoom Cyprus application, was developed free of charge by private companies in cooperation […]

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‘Smart’ police cars will lessen burden on officers – Cyprus Mail

Cyprus traffic police have received 10 patrol cars equipped with a mobile automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system, which can instantly identify traffic offenders, it announced on Monday. In a statement, police said the system can spot drivers without insurance, a valid drivers’ licence, and cars without road-tax licence or an MOT inspection certificate. It […]

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