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Police to launch campaign against drink driving

Police will launch an islandwide campaign on Monday against driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

The traffic police will carry out checks until Sunday December 12, and they said they will show zero tolerance.

Drin/drug driving in addition to careless and distracted driving have been the two largest causes of fatal accidents in Cyprus over the last three years, accounting for 27.8 per cent and 20.8 per cent of them respectively.

Also, around a quarter of traffic accidents throughout Europe are caused by drink driving.

The use of drugs can affect the ability to concentrate and lead to a reduction in reaction time of the driver.

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