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Cyprus: road safety campaign results

Published Fri, 04/03/2016 - 13:49

Traffic police in Cyprus have issued 20,000 traffic violation fines in just one month, over half of which were for speeding. According to police statistics, a road safety campaign carried out between February 1 and March 3 this year saw the authorities reporting 10,179 motorists for speeding. The other 9,858 cases were for other road safety-related offences.

The checks also included 9,611 breathalyser tests, of which 915 were over the legal limit.

Spain: police arrest truck driver SEVEN TIMES over the drink-drive limit

Published Fri, 04/03/2016 - 13:08

Guardia Civil Traffic Police Force in Murcia detained a truck driver (on Thursday 3 March) with a level of alcohol seven times above the legal level permitted. The driver of an Irish-registered 40-tonne truck was a 37 years old Polish man, who had caused a traffic collision where another truck was involved. After the incident, the driver’s alcohol test reached a level seven times above the legal level permitted (1´12 mg/l). The driver was detained and charged with offences against the Traffic Safety.

Poland: police checks show more than 50% of drivers were speeding

Published Fri, 04/03/2016 - 09:13

Last week, in Poland's Lubuski region, a series of speed checks took place. Police officers checked 800 drivers. Among them, 500 received fines and penalty points because they were driving too fast.

In the city of Zielona Gora, a 38-year-old Nissan driver was detected at 142 km/h in a location where the speed limit was 70 km/h. He received a fine of 500 PLN (around €115), 10 penalty points and lost his driving licence.

Spain: arrest for drug-driver who went wrong way on highway

Published Thu, 03/03/2016 - 13:10

Guardia Civil Traffic Police in Murcia intercepted a vehicle after driving in the opposite direction in a highway for several kilometres and causing an accident. Several drivers in CT-32 highway phoned Guardia Civil Operations Centre informing about a Mercedes-Benz vehicle driving dangerously in the opposite lanes of the highway. Finally, and after causing an accident, Traffic patrols intercepted the vehicle in AP-7. The driver, a 42 years old British national residing in Alicante, with Police records for former similar crimes, was detained.


Published Thu, 03/03/2016 - 09:14

Alcohol remains the biggest reported impairment to driving, but motorists may be taking to the roads impaired without knowing it, according to a report published by a leading road safety team on behalf of PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety. Fit to Drive? examines the law as it stands, factors affecting fitness, and gaps that need to be addressed.