Get Real! wrote:Considering the ever-increasing number of cars on the roads each year, even repeating the accident rate of the previous year is an improvement!
People trying to beat the lights can be avoided by making sure YOU don't do it and proceeding with caution ..... keep your eyes open!
The most dangerous habit here, and far more frequently the cause of accidents than 'red light jumping'
is the way the majority of Cypriots take roundabouts. Then you really have a problem because it is a dynamic situation over which you have little control !
When Cypriot drivers enter and leave a roundabout they do it hugging the centre island and often at speed. They then turn left, invariably without indication and cutting from the outside (RH) lane right across all other lanes of traffic to turn off at their chosen exit. Frightening to see !
In my experience of driving around Limassol I have seen many more collisions at roundabouts than at lights.
Many also do not know how to enter or leave a motor-way! The concept of an 'acceleration
' and a 'deceleration
' slip road is not taught. They turn onto the exit slip road at the last moment and then brake, instead of leaving at speed and using the deceleration lane as just that! When joining many treat the acceleration lane as they would a road junction ..... they slow down rather than speed up to match their speed with that of the traffic stream they are joining.
Maybe this is due to the way driving is taught in Cyprus?