I read some very alarming – but equally unsurprising – news last week regarding road safety. It was reported that police statistics show that out of the island’s road deaths in 2016, 63% of people in car accidents were not wearing a seatbelt, and 46% of motorcyclists were not wearing helmets.
And it gets worse still – driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding, as well as not wearing a seatbelt or helmet, caused the majority of road fatalities in 2016… a whopping 97% to be exact.
Furthermore, it was stated that ‘many lives could have been saved if more people buckled up or wore helmets’.
These are very depressing statistics, but no one on the island will be in the least bit surprised to know that the message is still not getting through to people.
On the way back from Paphos to Larnaca last weekend in torrential rain, we watched as car after car sped past us with motorists on their mobiles and the majority indeed not...