A total of seven driving cases under the influence of drugs, emerged after checks carried out by the Police, from January 1 until today 6/1/2021, which are under investigation.
A police statement states that as part of the traffic checks, which are carried out on a daily basis by the Police, seven drivers of vehicles were found positive in a preliminary drug test.
In one case, a 32-year-old driver, in addition to the positive drug test, was found to be driving a car with a canceled registration and under the influence of alcohol, since in a breathalyzer the reading was 45μg instead of 22μg which is the upper limit by law.
In another case, a 22-year-old who tested positive for narcotics also had a small amount of cannabis in his possession.
According to the police statement, substances such as drugs and alcohol, have been shown to help reduce the mental and psychological effort made while driving and to reduce the performance and skills of the driver, thus increasing the risk of causing a traffic accident.
The Cyprus Police places special emphasis on this phenomenon and focuses its efforts on tackling the problem with daily inspections and campaigns, as well as constant information to the public, in order to prevent serious and deadly road collisions.