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Two-day police clampdown nets hundreds of driving offenders, in 2015 almost 113,000 bookings filed

An islandwide police clampdown on traffic violations between Friday and Sunday morning netted 493 speeders, 45 drunk drivers and 775 motorists for other offences, CNA reported on Sunday.
During the same period, 380 checks were carried out at nightclubs and restaurants out of which 164 offenders were written up.
Patrols had also been increased outside bakeries, jewelery, shops and cafes, and in residential areas that are hot spots for burglars.
Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said later on Sunday that in 2015, according to their statistics there were 8,000 bookings for drink driving, 90,000 for speeding, 11,000 for non-use of a seatbelt and 3,700 for not wearing a helmet.


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