The police are set to ramp up their activities ahead of the coming Easter weekend, with a heightened presence on Cyprus’ roads.

Between Thursday and Easter Monday, the police will increase their patrols on motorways, other roads between large towns, and main roads in Cyprus’ towns and cities. This presence will go hand in hand with an increased number of traffic stops.

This, they said, will be done with the aim of “preventing road traffic collisions and increasing the safety of the road network.”

The police will be monitoring for offences which they say are “the main causes of serious and fatal traffic collisions”.

These include speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, failing to wear a seatbelt or a protective helmet for motorcyclists, using a mobile phone or other distraction while driving, and dangerous overtaking manoeuvres.

The police said they advise road users “to be careful while driving, to obey the highway code, and to obey road signs, and to obey instructions given by police officers on duty.”