Traffic police caught a 35-year-old man driving at almost triple the speed limit on a Limassol road on Tuesday night.
According to a police report, shortly before 10pm, the man was driving at a speed of 130 km/hour on Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, which has a 50 km/h limit, when he was stopped by members of the traffic police in Limassol, who were carrying out traffic checks in the area. He was arrested.
Meanwhile in Larnaca, another driver, aged 20, was stopped by police for driving a car at a speed of 99 km/hour on a road with a 50 km/h limit.
A police statement said that at 10.15pm, on Spyrou Kyprianou Avenue, the 20-year-old driver was stopped by members of the Larnaca traffic police.
The driver was arrested and taken to the Larnaca traffic police office, where he was charged in writing and released, to be summoned before the court for trial of the case.
“Traffic police checks are carried out daily by the police in order to prevent and reduce serious and fatal traffic collisions and increase safety on the road network,” police said.