Police targeted bus and truck drivers on Monday as they carried out road inspections in the Paphos district, resulting in the detection of 121 violations concerning a total of 43 drivers and their vehicles.

The operation, which took place within the context of the ‘European Road Safety Week’ organised by Roadpol, the European Police Traffic Network, will end on February 25.

The initiative, spanning across European countries including Cyprus, aims to enhance road safety and raise awareness among drivers.

Beginning at 6am and concluding at 6pm, the operation focused on technical and mechanical inspections of buses and trucks. The inspections included a thorough examination of vehicle documentation and the credentials of professional drivers.

During the checks, certificates of suitability for ten light trucks were revoked due to being deemed unfit for road use. Various other violations were reported, such as improper use of tachographs, driving vehicles without valid insurance certificates, and operating vehicles with unauthorised modifications.

The violations also included discrepancies related to vehicle safety equipment, such as protective bars and side fenders on trucks, as well as issues concerning the proper functioning of vehicle headlights.