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24 September, 2020
 
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Driver turns Larnaca highway into race track

Police catch driver putting pedal to the metal as new awareness campaign begins

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A Limassol resident was detained on Larnaca-Kofinou highway on Sunday after traffic police clocked him at 140 miles per hour.

Traffic police flagged down a vehicle on Sunday for speeding, when a 51-year-old male driver was clocked doing 224 kilometres in a 100-kph zone.

The driver was taken to district police station in Kofinou where he was charged with traffic offences and then released with a later date for court appearance.

Police are continuing an island-wide campaign this week, starting Monday through Sunday, December 2, where they will be focusing on raising awareness for hands-free driving.

The campaign is understood to be aimed at drivers who drive while using a mobile device, such as phones, or those whose hands are otherwise preoccupied with activities other than operating their vehicle.

Driving with one or both hands preoccupied, such as during an attempt to compose and send a text message on a mobile phone, minimises the reaction time that drivers would normally have before a traffic incident, according to police.

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