After two fatal crashes in one day - on Monday 38-year-old father of two children Zakharias Euripidis and 5-year-old Maria-Christina Dimitriu were killed - the police of the Republic of Cyprus decided to strengthen their presence on the tracks. The traffic police staff will be replenished with 50 officers from other departments, as well as 50 cadets of the Police Academy. The authorities intend to increase the number of patrols on the roads and more often conduct alcohol and drug tests.
On Tuesday, 26 June, an expanded meeting was held at the headquarters of the police of the Republic of Cyprus in Nicosia, with the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Justice, chaired by Chief of Police Zacharias Chrysostomu.
During the meeting, it was decided to hold an information campaign aimed at explaining the consequences of irresponsible vehicle management. It starts in July.
[There is] a serious lack of awareness [of drivers] about road safety, "the police said.
Increase the level of consciousness of the population will begin with kindergartens and a junior school, reports The Cyprus Mail.
The authorities also intend to use the Comstat system, which will help analyze statistical data. For example, to send patrols to the roads at the time of day and day of the week, when there is the greatest number of accidents and cases of violation of traffic rules. And, finally, the authorities are once again going to speed up the process of purchasing and installing surveillance cameras for traffic offenders.