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01 March, 2024
 
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Traffic surveillance expands in Larnaca and Limassol (camera locations)

Transport Minister addresses issues amid public concerns over countdown timers

Marios Christofi

On Monday, eight new photo-recognition cameras commenced operations in selected locations within the Larnaca and Limassol districts, part of an expanding traffic violation monitoring system. However, social media users voiced concerns about the absence of countdown timers at traffic lights equipped with cameras. In response, Transport Minister Alexis Vafeadis explained that the delay in implementing timers is due to the forthcoming installation of smart lights in areas with existing light signage systems. Vafeadis reassured the public, stating that smart lights, designed to change signals autonomously, will enhance traffic flow while cautioning against the compatibility issues between smart lights and countdown timers, which could lead to accidents and misinformation for drivers. The minister emphasized that experts do not recommend incorporating timers into smart light systems.

The new photo-recognition cameras, now operational, mark an expansion of the traffic violation monitoring system. Traffic Police reported that eight cameras have been activated at four locations in the Larnaca and Limassol districts, with plans for an additional 12 fixed cameras in Nicosia, Limassol, and Larnaca. By the end of March 2024, a total of 90 fixed cameras are expected to be operational at 30 locations across the road network. In the Limassol district, specific locations, including the junctions of 28th October and Iakovos Tobazis avenues, Amathus avenues opposite the Arsinoi Hotel, and Amathus Avenue and Ariadne Street, will have new cameras. Meanwhile, Larnaca will see two speed control devices activated on a section of the Kition-Mazotos road. Additionally, 20 mobile cameras are in daily operation throughout the entire road network of Cyprus. The breakdown of fixed cameras per province is as follows: Nicosia (5 points, 16 cameras), Limassol (5 points, 14 cameras), Larnaca (7 points, 20 cameras), and Paphos (5 points, 18 cameras).

Refer to the maps below to locate traffic cameras in your area.

Nicosia

1. Intersection of Griva Digeni and Dimosthenis Severis avenues

2. Intersection of Griva Digeni and Prodromou avenues

3. Intersection of Limassol and Armenia avenues

4. Intersection of Archbishop Makarios III – Spyrou Kyprianou – Digeni Akrita avenues

5. Intersection of Strovolos Avenue with Machaira Street

Limassol

1. Intersection of Archbishop Makarios and Nikos & Despina Pattichi avenues

2. Intersection of Archbishop Makarios and Agia Zoni avenues

3. Intersection of 28th October and Iakovou Tompazis avenues (in operation from 5/2/2024)

4. Point of Amathountos Avenue (opposite Arsinoe Hotel) (in operation from 5/2/2024)

5. Intersection of Amathountos Avenue with Ariadnis Street (in operation from 5/2/2024)

LARNACA

1. Intersection of Artemis and Faneromeni avenues

2. Intersection of Makarios – Archbishop Kyprianou – Glafkou Alithersi avenues

3. Intersection of Kyprianou Spyrou Avenue with Martin Luther King and Pavlou Valtaseridi Streets

4. Intersection of Kyprianou Spyrou Avenue with Alexandrou Panagouli Street

5. Point of Larnaka – Dhekelia road, between the 3rd and 6th kilometer (Jumbo store)

6. Point of Larnaka – Dhekelia road, between the 6th and 9th kilometers (Bowling)

7. Point of the road Kition – Mazotos (in operation from 5/2/2024)

Paphos

1. Intersection of Athinon and Christoforos Sozos avenues

2. Intersection of Agapinoros and Agioi Anargyroi avenues

3. Intersection of Chlorakas and Griva Digeni avenues

4. Intersection of Ellados and Tassos Papadopoulos avenues

5. Intersection of Europa and Yiannou Kranidioti avenues

As per the schedule, an additional 18 cameras are anticipated to become operational by the end of March 2024. These cameras will be distributed across six locations in Limassol, set to commence operations at the end of February, and two locations in Nicosia, adding six more cameras to the network. 

[This article was translated from its Greek original and edited for brevity and clarity]

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