Cyprus to introduce stricter criteria for older drivers

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The Law Office of the Republic is looking over proposed legislation on the tests drivers aged over 70 will need to undergo to be allowed to stay on the road.

Speaking to ACTIVE radio on Friday, Communications Minister Marios Demetriades said the proposed legislation included more frequent checks to ensure elderly drivers fulfilled a number of criteria.

The proposal has become even more timely, the minister noted, in light of Thursday’s hit-and-run incident which has seen a 76-year-old man remanded in custody on suspicion of hitting a cyclist and fleeing the scene. The cyclist, 33-year-old Panagiotis Hadjinikolas from Zakaki, was killed.

The House, Demetriades also revealed is, in addition, reviewing another law on cyclists.

This legislation, he said, aimed to better protect cyclists while also setting out exactly how they should behave on the road.

“This legislation was submitted to the House months ago,” Demetriades said, adding he...


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Cyprus to introduce stricter criteria for older drivers


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