Out of 547 checks within a week police have recorded a total of 61 case of driving while drunk, according to data released jointly by Cyprus Police and European Network of Road Police (Roadpol).
The checks took place between December 6 and 12 all across Cyprus.
As for targeted checks for driving under the influence of drugs, out of 20 within the same week police recorded a total of 16.
Police also said careless or distracted driving as well as driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs have been the first two main causes of accidents in Cyprus over the past three years. The percentage is 20.8% and 27.8%, respectively.
At the same time, about 25% of all road deaths on European Union roads are due to drunk driving, according to official data.