The mountain roads in Crete require a hand from the driver. There are places where the road cuts into a mountain slope, and its boundary on one side is marked by a vertical wall with crumbling rocks, and on the other hand by a precipice falling down a steep slope. In most such places, energy-saving barriers to vehicles fall are the standard, but there are also places where dense concrete pillars are the only security measures.
Only a few years ago, most of the road regulations were treated in Crete very slowly. Many of the offenses were not registered at all, and many of the issued mandates, by various connections were canceled in one way or another. For several years, however, one can notice a much more restrictive approach to the observance of traffic rules in Crete. In particular, this applies to speed control, fastening seat belts, carrying children in car seats and using mobile phones while driving.
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