Watch how this man deals with traffic in Marsa!

With all the chaos that’s been going around Marsa’s streets in the past couple of days, it’s nice to see this little pick me up of a guy entertaining people stuck in Marsa traffic with the 89.7 Bay hit track, ‘Dance Monkey’. Check it out: Bloody Sunday traffic in Malta 🇲🇹#maltadancemonkey #dancemonkey Publiée par Luke […]

Thursdays are the worst for road accidents in Malta

Thursdays are the worst for road accidents in Malta, according to new research. The number of car crashes is the higher on a Thursday than any other day. The data emerged from road accident figures published by the National Statistics Office in Valletta on Tuesday. Six people lost their lives on Malta’s roads between April […]

Revealed: Britain’s worst city for traffic jams

Drivers in Edinburgh face the worst traffic congestion in Britain, according to new figures. Journeys in Scotland’s capital city take on average 40 per cent longer than they would if roads were quieter, research by TomTom, the sat-nav manufacturer, found. In rush hour traffic, drivers can expect their trip to take as much as 80 […]

Road accidents are on the rise again in Malta

The number of road accidents in Malta has risen for the first time in nearly three years. More than 3,600 crashes were reported in the first three months of 2019 – an increase of 8.4 per cent. However, there was a 3 per cent fall in the number of people injured in road accidents compared […]

Air pollution ‘kills 570 people a year’ in Malta

Air pollution is a bigger killer than smoking, according to shocking new research. Filthy fumes from cars, lorries, factories and industrial chimneys kill an estimated 8.8 million people around the world annually – including more than 570 people a year in Malta. The World Health Organisation said breathing in toxic air was now responsible for more […]

Malta ‘wants to become Europe’s electric car leader’

Could this be another first for Malta? Joseph Muscat has called for Malta to become the European leader in electric car use. The Prime Minister urged Maltese drivers to ‘seriously consider’ switching to electric-powered vehicles and announced that ‘special benefits will be given to those who buy electric cars and charge them at home’. Addressing […]

Breakthrough made in Malta’s petrol stations strike

There’s some relief for Malta’s drivers. Industrial action at petrol stations across Malta and Gozo has been suspended ahead of talks between union bosses and government officials this weekend. The decision means that automatic petrol pumps will be working all night from Friday evening until Saturday morning. The GRTU, which represents petrol station owners, said […]

Malta’s traffic cops get faster and safer bikes

Malta’s traffic cops have been given an upgrade. The Police Traffic Section has taken delivery of 15 brand new motorcycles to help combat crime and tackle bad driving on Malta’s roads. Malta’s police chief Lawrence Cutajar said the €214,000 investment provided traffic patrol officers with safe, modern, fast and easy to ride bikes. Inspector Nikolai […]

Electric vehicle wins Car of the Year award for first time

The prestigious Car of the Year award has been given to an electric vehicle for the first time. The Kia e-Niro was handed the title by car-buying magazine and website What Car? at its 42nd annual awards ceremony. It can be driven for 253 miles between charges, according to tests in real-world conditions. What Car? […]

Maltese police hero to be promoted to sergeant

A Maltese police officer who was almost killed in an horrific hit-and-run incident has won a promotion. PC Simon Schembri will officially become a Sergeant on January 21. The hero traffic cop lost an arm but was able to recover from the shocking accident, which saw him being run over and then dragged under a speeding […]

More of us than EVER are taking the bus in Malta

More than 53.4 million passengers travelled on Malta’s buses last year – an increase of 5.4 million on the year before. New figures show Malta Public Transport carried record numbers in 2018, with an increase in passengers of almost 12 per cent. The national bus operator’s general manager Konrad Pulé told 89.7 Bay: ‘We are […]

Police launch crackdown on bad driving in Gozo

Police have launched a crackdown on bad driving in Gozo. More than 100 cars were stopped and searched by traffic officers in Gozo on Wednesday as part of the festive road safety campaign. A Malta Police spokesman said: ‘Several motorists were stopped and fined for traffic offences, including driving without a seat belt, driving without […]

Malta’s busiest road will be closed all day on Saturday

Malta’s busiest road will be closed all day on Saturday. The northbound carriageway of the Marsa-Hamrun Bypass, from the Marsa-Qormi flyover bridge to the Mriehel Bypass slip road and the Santa Venera tunnels, will shut from 2am on Saturday morning. Transport Malta said the closure was necessary for asphalt laying works as part of the road’s […]

Maltese hit-and-run police officer is hailed a hero

A Maltese traffic officer who almost died in a hit-and-run attack has thanked the Prime Minister for his support. PC Simon Schembri has been hailed a hero for his courage after losing an arm in the horrific accident in Luqa two months ago. The dad-of-three from Paola paid tribute to Joseph Muscat for his kindness and help […]

Bus passenger seriously hurt in St Julian’s crash

An investigation has been launched after a woman was seriously hurt in a collision between a bus and a car in St Julian’s. The injured passenger, 58, was rushed to Mater Dei Hospital following the crash on Wednesday afternoon. Malta Police said she was found to be suffering from ‘grievous injuries’. Officers were called to […]

Man killed as gale force winds hit Malta

A man has died after a tree fell on his car during storms which have raged across Malta and Gozo. The accident happened at about 6.30am on Saturday morning on Notabile Road in Mriehel. The man, who was 38, was pronounced dead at the scene. Malta Police said he was driving when gale force winds […]