Cyprus one of worst offenders for motorway speeding – EU report

Cyprus has one of the highest rates of speed violations on motorways in the EU, with 63 per cent violating the speed limit of 100km/h, according to a report just published by the European Transport Security Council’s Road Safety PIN (ETSC) programme.

The report on speeding as the cause of accidents includes the EU member states as well as Switzerland, Israel, Norway and Serbia.

The lowest rate of violation of motorway speed limits was registered in Lithuania, where 19 per cent drive faster than the allowed 130km/h. The highest, at 64 per cent, was Portugal which has a limit of 120km/h, just ahead of Cyprus in second place.