Traffic Police Chief Yiannakis Charalambous has warned motorists across Cyprus that officers will be staging a huge clampdown on speeding throughout the island this week.
Speaking to state radio, the police official said that speeding continues to be a plague on the island’s roads and that motorists should be especially wary this week as traffic police officials take to the streets in numbers to track down those breaking the law.
“The week-long clampdown will continue until Sunday,” confirmed Charalambous.
“Speeding is one of the main causes of road accidents and road fatalities. We will continue to make our presence felt on the island’s roads and we will continue to warn motorists about this clampdown.”
Cyprus continues to have a poor record when it comes to road accidents and road-related fatalities within Europe.
Apart from speeding, failure to wear seatbelts and helmets (for motorcycles) as well as drink driving are also major factors attributed to road deaths in Cyprus.