He reiterated calls to everyone to buckle up and urged drivers who feel tired not to get behind the wheel, particularly at night.
For his part, traffic police chief Spyros Spyrou launched a dramatic appeal, saying it was time everyone realised that we were talking about human lives and it was essential to behave responsibly.
“Seat belts save lives. The issue is how many of us respect this? ” he said, adding that the police cannot perform miracles.
Noting that the police’s week long seat belt campaign had started and ended with fatal accidents, he said that some measures had been taken and it was sad to see these accidents, for the same reasons.
He said police would persevere with their measures and appealed to President Nicos Anastasiades to intercede so that traffic cameras can finally be installed.