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211Km/h Speedster jailed for 15 days

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.

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The man pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him and was subsequently sentenced to 15 days imprisonment by Judge Christos Rospopoulou.

Speeding remains the first cause of traffic accidents and despite the campaigns and efforts of the police to raise awareness; drivers are still being clocked driving at excessive speed.

Plans are underway to amend the relative legislation to increase the penalties for speeding and other causes of fatal road accidents.

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