Cyprus Mail

Boy racers to face speed cameras and bumps on Griva Digeni

By Peter Stevenson

POLICE will install two fixed speed cameras and build a pair of speed bumps on the capital’s busy Griva Digenis Avenue which is transformed into a drag strip on Friday and Saturday nights by young drivers seeking a thrill on the long stretch of road.

Despite putting up a number of traffic lights to prevent these dangerous races, police decided to install cameras to identify and catch the reckless drivers who put others’ lives at risk and generally cause noise pollution, the head of the road traffic department Demetris Demetriou told the Cyprus Mail.

The Tender Board last week decided to buy two fixed speed cameras that will be placed along the road, one near McDonald’s and the other near the European University of Cyprus traffic lights.

“We hope to have the cameras up and ready as soon as possible and that the speed bumps will be built in the near future,” Demetriou said.

Two speed bumps will also be built somewhere between the University of Nicosia roundabout and the McDonald’s traffic lights.

Demetriou said that the road safety council’s decision is a very positive move and that by placing the speed cameras at and building the bumps will solve the long-lasting problem and reduce accidents.

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