In the past ten years, there have been some 600 road fatalities, 245 of them in the period 2013 to 2017.
In total, 44 people were killed on the roads in 2013, 45 in 2015, 57 in 2016 and 53 in 2017.
Cyprus’ fatal accidents statistics make for stark reading. In 2008, a total of 82 people were killed in 79 accidents, while in 2009 there were 64 fatal accidents which cost the life of 81. In 2010 there were 56 accidents with 60 dead, in 2011 there were 67 accidents with 71 fatalities and in 2012 there were 51 fatalities in as many accidents.
Police have expressed concern that despite road safety campaigns, dangerous driving was continuing to lead to loss of life.
A week-long road safety campaign targeting bikers gets underway today, focusing on dangerous driving, speeding and wearing helmets.