Careless Driving Causing Mounting Accident Toll

One person has died and 47 people were injured in traffic accidents in the last week, the Police Press Officer’s weekly traffic report says.

The reports says that the cost of property damage amounted to 336,750 TL.

Between January 29 – February 4, 18 of the accidents took place in Kyrenia, 13 in Nicosia, 12 in Famagusta 3 in Yeni Iskele, and 1 in Güzelyurt.

Accidents were caused by: failing to give way at crossroads (17), driving too closely to the vehicle in front (13), careless driving (11), other factors (6).

On the other hand, in the same period, while 6,542 drivers were monitored nationwide, 905 traffic violations were recorded.

The following traffic offences were – speeding (305), speaking on a mobile phone while driving (153), not following traffic signals and signs (71).

Yeni Duzen

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