Technical Committee Road Safety Campaign
The bi-communal Technical Committee on Crime and Criminal Matters (TCCCM) has launched a new campaign on road safety and is set to hold an event tomorrow Tuesday 13th to distribute leaflets.
The event will be held at 12.30 pm at the Ayios Dometios/Metehan crossing point in Nicosia.
"The Road Safety leaflets are an initiative by the UN-supported Technical Committee on Crime and Criminal Matters (TCCCM) in an effort to increase road safety for all Cypriots and visitors who utilize the Cypriot road systems," said a UN spokesman.
The event will be attended by the two respective heads of the TCCCM Professor Andros Kapardis and Mr Hakki Onen and the Facilitator for the TCCCM Commander Phil Spence BM, Deputy Senior Policing Adviser for UNFICYP.
The leaflets are written in three languages, English, Greek and Turkish and set out the road rules of each side providing clear information to all road users of the requirements of the road rules and the consequences if any road rules are broken. The initiative is being supported on both sides by the respective Insurance Councils. The heads of the Insurance Councils will also be attending the launch, said the spokesman.
The TCCCM is one of seven specialized committees formed as a confidence building measure between the two communities with support of the United Nations. The Technical Committee, a direct result of an agreement reached between the two Cypriot leaders on 21 March 2008 through which they set out to resume full-fledged negotiations, is a mechanism for information sharing and joint initiatives on legal and criminal matters on the island.