Cyprus Mail

Hundreds of police checks carried out over long weekend

Police seized 14 motorcycles and three cars on Sunday during a crackdown on street racing.

Police said the operation in Prodromou Avenue in Nicosia netted 14 motorcycles and three cars while numerous individuals were booked for various traffic offences.

The force also reported 151 drivers for drink driving over the bank holiday weekend, from 2,042 who were tested.

Dozens more were booked for other traffic violations such as speeding and failure to wear seatbelts.

Police also carried out random checks on 558 vehicles and 788 individuals. Inspections were also conducted in 290 night clubs and other establishments, which resulted in 82 bookings for various offenses including smoking, sale of alcohol, and use of speakers.

The force said its efforts were part of the objective to bolster the public’s feeling of security.



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