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Expansion of the Photo-Enforcement System

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The photo-enforcement system is expanding to enhance road safety by monitoring and deterring traffic violations with strategically placed cameras. Immediate additions include 12 new camera points, with a long-term goal of having 90 fixed cameras at 30 points by March 2024, underscoring a commitment to reduce accidents and improve compliance with traffic regulations.

What are the benefits and future developments of the photo-enforcement system?

The photo-enforcement system enhances road safety by monitoring and deterring traffic violations with cameras strategically placed across road networks. Immediate additions include 12 new camera points, with a long-term goal of having 90 fixed cameras at 30 points by March 2024. This expansion underscores a commitment to reduce accidents and improve compliance with traffic regulations.

Introduction to Photo-Enforcement

Photo-enforcement cameras are a critical part of road safety measures, designed to monitor and deter traffic violations. These advanced systems are also known as traffic violation control cameras and play a vital role in reducing the incidence of serious and fatal road accidents. Their presence is becoming more prevalent across the road networks, providing real-time surveillance and enforcement of traffic laws.

Current Photo-Enforcement Coverage

As of now, the photo-enforcement infrastructure includes 18 fixed points spread over several provinces. These provinces include Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, and Paphos. In addition to these fixed points, there are 20 mobile cameras that are deployed on a daily basis across Cyprus’s extensive road network, ensuring a dynamic approach to traffic law enforcement.

Upcoming Enhancements

Immediate Additions

Starting from February 5, there is a scheduled activation of new fixed photo-enforcement cameras at 12 additional points. These new installations will span across the provinces of Nicosia, Limassol, and Larnaca.

Long-Term Goals

By the end of March 2024, the system is expected to reach a significant milestone. The plan is to have a total of 90 fixed cameras operational at 30 strategic points on the road network. This expansion is a clear indication of the commitment to enhancing road safety and ensuring compliance with traffic regulations.

Fixed Photo-Enforcement Locations

Nicosia

The province of Nicosia currently has fixed photo-enforcement cameras at these specific points:

  1. Intersection of Griva Digeni and Dimostheni Severi avenues
  2. Intersection of Griva Digeni and Prodromou avenues
  3. Intersection of Limassol and Armenias avenues
  4. Intersection of Arch. Makarios III-Spyros Kyprianou-Digenis Akritas avenues
  5. Intersection of Strovolou avenue with Machaira street

Limassol

In Limassol, the cameras are monitoring these locations:

  • Intersection of Arch. Makarios and Nikou & Despoina Pattichi avenues
  • Intersection of Arch. Makarios and Agias Zonis
  • Intersection of 28th October and Iakovou Tombazi (in operation from 5/2/2024)
  • Point on Amathountos Avenue (opposite Arseno─ô Hotel) (in operation from 5/2/2024)
  • Intersection of Amathountos Avenue and Ariadnis street (in operation from 5/2/2024)

Larnaca

The following points are under surveillance by photo-enforcement cameras in Larnaca:

  1. Intersection of Artemidos and Faneromenis avenues
  2. Intersection of Makariou-Arch. Kyprianou-Glafkos Alikthresi avenues
  3. Intersection of Spyros Kyprianou avenue with Martin Luther King and Pavlos Valtaserides streets
  4. Intersection of Spyros Kyprianou avenue with Alexandrou Panagoulis
  5. Point on Larnaca-Dekelia road, between the 3rd and 6th kilometers (JUMBO store)
  6. Point on Larnaca-Dekelia road, between the 6th and 9th kilometers (Bowling)
  7. Point on Kiti-Mazotos road (in operation from 5/2/2024)

Paphos

In Paphos, cameras are operational at the following intersections:

  • Intersection of Athinon and Christoforou Sozou avenues
  • Intersection of Agapinoros and Agion Anargyron avenues
  • Intersection of Chloraka and Griva Digeni avenues
  • Intersection of Ellados and Tassou Papadopoulou avenues
  • Intersection of Europe and Giannos Kranidiotis avenues

Future Developments

By the end of March 2024, an additional rollout of 18 cameras at six points in Limassol is anticipated. These are scheduled to become active in late February. Moreover, six more cameras at two points are expected in Nicosia, further enhancing the coverage and effectiveness of the photo-enforcement system across the road network.

Distribution of Cameras by Province

Following the recent developments, here is a summary of the number of fixed photo-enforcement camera points per province:

  • Nicosia: 5 points, 16 cameras
  • Limassol: 5 points, 14 cameras
  • Larnaca: 7 points, 20 cameras
  • Paphos: 5 points, 18 cameras

This comprehensive network of photo-enforcement cameras serves as a significant step forward in the quest for improved road safety. The strategic placement of these cameras is aimed at curbing traffic violations that are the leading causes of road accidents, thereby safeguarding the well-being of all road users.

In simple terms, the photo-enforcement system is being expanded to make roads safer. They are adding 12 new cameras at specific points on the roads to monitor and discourage people from breaking traffic laws. The long-term goal is to have a total of 90 cameras at 30 points by March 2024. This is being done to reduce accidents and make sure people follow traffic regulations. These cameras are part of a larger effort to improve road safety by monitoring and enforcing traffic laws. They are already in place in some provinces, and more will be added in the future. The goal is to prevent accidents and keep everyone on the road safe.

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