Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

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Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by Paphos Life » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:51 pm

Only a multifaceted, holistic communications strategy can sensitise and change the profile of Cypriot drivers whom, according to a study, are impatient, careless, irresponsible, always in a hurry and rude, Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou said on Monday....

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by mouse » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:29 pm

Not only Cypriot drivers !!
A total disregard for the rules of the road and doing as they please with zero awareness or interest in other road users. Need to do a paphos/Nicosia police swap again and also for tickets to be paid in a reasonable time period or jail time regardless how rich or powerful they like to think they are.

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by mouse » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:30 pm

Maybe even means tested penalties !!

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by memory man » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:40 pm

Does anyone ever wonder if it's the way in which

they are taught to drive by the so-called professional

driving schools that makes them impatient, careless and rude rivers?
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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by Devil » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:57 pm

Swap Cypriot and Singaporean police!

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by josef k » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:59 pm

My wife has recently passed her driving test here in Cyprus. During her time learning she used two driving schools and I can't fault them regarding what they taught her, so I suggest the blame for Cypriot driving style should be directed elsewhere. The only problem is that she can now legitimately criticise my driving (and is usually right).

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by Lofos-Jan » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:01 pm

memory man wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:40 pm
Does anyone ever wonder if it's the way in which

they are taught to drive by the so-called professional

driving schools that makes them impatient, careless and rude rivers?
I don't think this is a fair statement - both my boys have passed their tests in the last few years and appear to have learned everything that I did from their driving schools.

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by Yioula » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:40 pm

Driving in most countries come under this bracket but the Cypriots at traffic lights are a rule to themselves but this finger can also be pointed at the Italians and Maltese ever person for themselves........

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by Maggie B » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:48 pm

Devil wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:57 pm
Swap Cypriot and Singaporean police!
Got it in one Dev. 😁

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by Princebytor » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:00 pm

Agree on the traffic lights, first thing I have to remember when I am over there is to not stop on amber or you're likely to get rear ended. The advent of cameras on traffic lights in the UK has stopped drivers taking liberties. If they introduced them in Cyprus, the fines that they would collect would probably half the national debt !

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:51 pm

Some of us came here, in part, to get away from a society obsessed by camera surveillance ;)

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by Austin7 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:08 pm

Happy in Cyprus wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:51 pm
Some of us came here, in part, to get away from a society obsessed by camera surveillance ;)
You mean such a lawless society that needs the cameras to catch criminals :?

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:21 pm

That's true. Cameras are cheaper than cops on the beat :(

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by Princebytor » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:11 pm

Must admit HIC I can't see the problems with having cameras..............anyway I thought it wasn't so long ago that you were extolling the virtues of dashcams..............ok to have one in your car but not on a set of traffic lights

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:37 pm

Princebytor wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:11 pm
...I thought it wasn't so long ago that you were extolling the virtues of dashcams..............ok to have one in your car but not on a set of traffic lights

Indeed, I chose to install a dashcam in my car so that in the event of a disputed accident, blame can be fairly attributed. While I accept that street cameras have a part to play in identifying criminals and (possibly) preventing crime, the UK has now gone totally overboard in personal surveillance.

From Quora.com: the UK has 1% of world's population but 20% of its CCTV cameras. Experts have called for a halt in the spread of CCTV cameras. Britain is now being watched by a staggering 4.2million cameras - one for every 14 people and a fifth of the cameras in the entire world.

Whenever we used to go to the States we were always struck by the almost complete absence of surveillance cameras. How do they manage I wonder?

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by Devil » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:58 am

Happy in Cyprus wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:37 pm
Whenever we used to go to the States we were always struck by the almost complete absence of surveillance cameras. How do they manage I wonder?
They know damn well that cameras would be used for target practice, so why have them?

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by Firefly » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:06 pm

Lloyd

We used to have police here in the UK that had their own beats, knew who the trouble makers were, and where to go for information, now we do not, if you see a police officer on the street, even in the cities, you're lucky. Like it or not, cameras have taken their place, and as I see if you have nothing to hide, what's the problem ? In fact a lot of people are now having private cameras installed outside their homes, and I am one of them.

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by boycott » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:52 pm

How about buying one of these to drive around toll and fine free from cameras!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -cops.html

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by WHL » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:04 pm

boycott wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:52 pm
How about buying one of these to drive around toll and fine free from cameras!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -cops.html
Didn't do him much good did it, :lol:

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Re: Campaign to target impatient, careless and rude drivers

Post by mikesjn » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:12 pm

boycott wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:52 pm
How about buying one of these to drive around toll and fine free from cameras!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -cops.html
But it didn't work and he got caught, like the bloke that was sticking his finger up at the speed cameras whilst shielding his number, when they caught him it was much more than a speeding fine. I will just stick to the limits, not Rambo tough or anything, but my dad was a traffic cop and I can remember as a kid he used to say "he will get there 5 minutes faster, if he gets there".

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