News Local Less tolerance for drivers within cities exceeding speed limit

Less tolerance for drivers within cities exceeding speed limit

  • With most fatal and serious road accidents taking place in built-up areas, the Road Safety Unit has approved a proposal for less tolerance for drivers within cities who exceed the speed limit.

Specifically, drivers who are 20 per cent above the speed limit are now given a pass but as from October 1 the tolerance will be reduced to 10 per cent above the limit.

This is the system of the British police who have a tolerance of 10% plus 2 mph above the limit, according to Philenews.

In detail, for a limit of up to 30 km on urban and intercity roads the tolerance will be up to 35 km and from 36 and above drivers will be fined.

For a limit of 50 km and above, which is the most common in cities and villages, the tolerance will be up to 57 km and from 58 km and above drivers will be fined. Fines, now,  are handed out from 63 km and above.

For a limit of 65 km, the tolerance will be at 73.5 km and fines will be handed from 74 km and above.

The tolerance limit of 20% on highways and intercity roads, which is 100 km and 80 km respectively, does not change and remains at 120 km and 97 km, respectively.

 

 

Top Stories

126 new cases, two deaths announced on Monday

The Health Ministry announced the death of two persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 188,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Tuesday, 26 January

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Tuesday, 26 January 2021:   LIMASSOL Church of Panagia Chrysaifyliotissa, Agia Fyla 08:30-16:30 Church of Panagia Evangelistria,...

Cyprus government aims at gradual lifting of restrictive measures

The Cyprus government aims at the gradual lifting of restrictive measures against the spread of COVID-19 in the context of a concrete plan, with...

Shot flamingo found in Paralimni lake

Birdlife Cyprus announced that a flamingo was found wounded in the Lake of Paralimni. Members managed to save the bird and take it to a...

Epidemiologists agree to include colchicine in treatment protocol

The scientific team of the Health Ministry is ready to include colchicine in the treatment protocol to face COVID-19, Konstantinos Tsioutis, assistant professor of...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...