The wearing of front and rear seatbelts is compulsory when fitted.
Children under the age of five must not, under any circumstances, sit in the front passenger seat. Children from five to ten years old may occupy the front passenger seat only if an appropriate child restraint has been fitted. Smoking is not permitted if any passenger is under the age of 16.
Drink Driving Limits
50mg/100ml (UK 80mg/100ml).The admissible limit in breath is up to 22
micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of exhaled air
Minimum Driving Age
The minimum driving age using a full UK licence is 18
Distances are marked in Km and speed signs in Kph
Urban kph (mph)
Open Road kph (mph)
Motorway kph (mph)
Dipped headlights must be used half an hour before sunset and half an hour after sunrise.
Most filling stations are found only in the major towns on Cyprus.
There are no toll roads on Cyprus.
Parking places (municipal and private) are found in town centres.
In the case of a foreign licence holder (e.g. a tourist) the courts can fine or imprison the offending driver.
The use of hand-held mobile phones while driving is prohibited. Drivers wishing
to use their mobile phone while driving must use a hands-free device.
Dial 112 anywhere in the EU to reach the emergency services.
Note 1: UK registered vehicles displaying Euro-plates (circle of 12 stars above the national identifier on blue background) no longer need a GB sticker when driving in European Union countries. Countries outside the EU still require national identification.
Note 2: Regardless of local requirements it is always a wise precaution to carry a spare set of vehicle bulbs. A spare bulb kit will not prevent a fine if you are travelling with faulty lights, but it may avoid the cost and inconvenience of a garage call out. On some cars it is inadvisable or impossible for anyone other than a qualified technician to change a headlamp bulb or lamp unit e.g. high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and carrying spare bulbs is not an option. However, it is recommended that spare bulbs are carried for any lights which may be easily and/or safely replaced by the owner/driver. Do not forget to ensure that you also carry any tools that might be required to change the various bulbs.
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