Cyprus is faced with a variety of road safety issues, many of them relating to young people. The greatest problem is undoubtedly young people's driving under the influence of alcohol. Moreover, they are inclined to fast driving since it exites and thrills them and at the same time it is a way to gain a high social status. A great percentage of young people also drives without having a driving license, endangering in this way not only themselves but also the safety of others.
Due to the above mentioned issues a great number of young people lose their life every year on the roads. First and foremost, the official school curriculum should incorporate a subject focusing on road safety and correct driving behaviour. Secondly, since the majority of car accidents are caused by male drivers, they should be trained on road safety issues during their compulsory military service. This training can be realized by external experts who will visit schools and army camps.
Members of the Youth Board's Advisory Body
Youth Organisations in Cyprus
Ministry of Communications and Works
Ministry of Education of Culture