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Traffic cameras record over 180,000 violations in past 16 months

Traffic cameras all across Cyprus recorded over 180,000 violations in the past 16 months that they have gone live but many will never reach the hands of offenders due to errors in the system.

This is what Philenews reported on Tuesday, adding that one of the main errors is failure of the system to identify the responsible party.

At the same time, speed limit violations continue even though significantly lower compared to the first days of the installment of traffic cameras.

Haris Evripidou of the Traffic Department at Police Headquarters said that 160,000 traffic violations had been recorded by the end of 2022.

That is, in the one year of operation of the system which meant four mobile cameras and four fixed cameras at one point.

And that if the first four and a half months of 2023 are included, then the number of offences is over 180,000.

At the same time, officials insist traffic cameras save lives on the road and that the number of violations has dropped drastically following the operation of traffic cameras.

They believe that drivers now know about the system and tend to comply with road rules.

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