EXTRA traffic patrols will be out on the island’s roads from Wednesday until August 18, police said on Tuesday.
The measures are being put in place as increased traffic is expected on roads over the holiday period.
“Traffic on these roads will be regulated to prevent accidents. Police will pay particular attention to speeding, dangerous overtaking, not wearing seatbelts and helmets, and driving under the influence of alcohol,” the statement said.
During peak hours, Nicosia traffic police will be stationed at the Peristerona to Akaki traffic lights. Morphou area traffic police will be at Astromeritis traffic lights, while cars and motorcycles will be used to patrol the Anthoupolis to Kakopetria road.
Officers from headquarters will be responsible for the Larnaca to Nicosia and Limassol highways, and the old Limassol to Nicosia road.
The police presence will be especially high on August 15, when traffic is expected to be at its peak.
“Drivers are advised to be particularly carful while on the roads and to comply with traffic signs. Instructions by police officers should also be followed,” the statement added.
Police expect all drivers to make all possible efforts to ensure a holiday period without road accidents.