In autumn, a new - much more stringent - sanctions system for traffic violations can enter into force in Cyprus. If it is passed by the parliament, the fines will grow several times. Changes in the legislation are promoted by the Ministry of Justice, which is trying to stop a series of deaths on the roads of the island. In the event of a collision or an accident for failure to render assistance to the injured person, the road crash will face up to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine up to 30 000 euro.
The commission, which includes representatives of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Transport, has developed a new system of penalties for violations of traffic rules over a year ago - in April 2017.
In order for it to come into effect, it must first be approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, and then by the Parliament. As is often the case in Cyprus, no one was in a hurry, and therefore no decisions were made. Innovations were not even really discussed.
The black streak of an accident with a fatal outcome, perhaps, will move things from a dead center. According to Reporter, the Ministry of Justice and Public Order insists that the new rules should be approved as soon as possible. That is in the autumn.