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A spokesman for the police department told reporters on Monday of how police plan to work closely with higher government to implement tougher penalties for road traffic violations.
The decision was made whilst reviewing a study conducted almost 2 years ago which indicated that Cyprus had one of the poorest quality of driving within the European Union.

Based on that study we prepared five-to-six bills revising penalties relating to the main causes of fatal accidents

Mobile telephones were at the center of the discussion, as the attorney general announced his support for on-the-spot fines of up to 300 euros for anyone caught on a telephone call or texting whilst the vehicle is in motion. Though fatal road accidents are rare in Cyprus compared to other EU member states, the attorney general expressed his concern that a reported incident happens on average every 15 on the Island

The spokesman didn't have too much more to say when questioned about the 'methods' police plan to use when such actions are implemented, causing concern over privacy and interruptions on the road.

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