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Sixty-one cases of driving while drunk recorded after 547 checks within a week

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.

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