TENDERS for a network of speed cameras are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Police are looking to have 110 units installed on roads and highways across Cyprus, with the goal of having the system running by the end of 2017.
Of the 110 cameras, 90 will be installed at fixed points and the others will be mobile units – which can be deployed anywhere..
Tenders will be opened in April and will last two months. It is expected that in mid-summer police will sign the contract with the winner of the tender process.
Previous efforts at speed camera technology have failed after shoddy maintenance and electrical faults plagued the former system, which has been defunct for a decade.
Even though there has been a significant drop in road deaths, police blame speeding as one of the leading causes of accidents on the island.