Police will be taking increased measures ahead of the August 15 public holiday, in a bid to ensure public safety.

Speaking to the Cyprus News Agency on Saturday, police press officer Marina Christodoulidou said police would be implementing specific action plans, including a stronger police presence on main roads to avoid car accidents and to help out with road traffic.

There will be strong emphasis on drunk driving, speeding, dangerous overtaking, use of helmets and seatbelts, as well as careless driving.

Police presence will be visible both in cities as well as rural areas.