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Man charged for driving twice the speed limit

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As road safety week continued police on Friday night arrested two people, aged 42 and 51, for traffic violations.

Limassol traffic police arrested a 42-year-old man speeding at twice the maximum speed limit around 9pm on Friday near Yermasoyia roundabout. The man was driving at 163km/h instead of 80km/h. He was taken to the station where he was charged in writing and later released.

Meanwhile ten minutes after the midnight curfew in Nicosia, a 51-year-old man was found drunk driving an electric scooter on Prodromos avenue. The initial alcohol test showed 85µg instead of 22µg according to the maximum limit.

The 51-year-old was also charged in writing, at Ayios Dometios police station, and then released.

Cyprus police early on Saturday retweeted a post by Road Safety Cyprus highlighting the 30kmh maximum speed limit in urban neighbourhoods using the slogan ‘streets for life’ and ‘Love30’ hashtag from the UN road safety week campaign.

The Road Safety Council is considering which busy city streets will have their speed limit reduced from the current 50km/h to 30km/h.

Police said this move will help make roads safer for both drivers and pedestrians and reduce air and noise pollution.

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