Highways in Cyprus

The length of the public road network in Cyprus is 13,006 km. Of which with a hard surface – 8,564 km.

Toll roads

There is no road toll in Cyprus.

Parking in Cyprus

Parking in the city center costs around € 0.4 to € 0.6 per hour on weekdays during business hours. Disabled parking spaces are free.

Parking and parking in the area of ​​the double yellow line is prohibited. Parking is permitted in the area of ​​the individual yellow lines for loading and unloading, but parking is prohibited at all times.

When parking, the vehicle may only be parked in the direction of travel at any time of the day or night.

If the parking rules are violated, the fine is € 100.

Parking next to a pedestrian crossing or bus stop – € 150 fine.

Parking in disabled areas – € 300 fine.

Cyprus road map

Cyprus road map

Basic traffic rules in Cyprus

Speed ​​limit

Speed ​​limits in Cyprus

Standard speed limits in Cyprus (unless otherwise stated on signs). Cars and Motorcycles:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 80 km / h
  • on the highway – 100 km / h

Cars with trailers:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 80 km / h
  • on the highway – 100 km / h

The minimum speed on the motorway is 65 km / h.

All speed limits on signs in Cyprus are in km / h.

The current maximum speed limits for passenger cars on the roads of European countries.

alcohol

The maximum permissible blood alcohol level is  0.5 ‰  .

If the blood alcohol level is between 0.5 ‰ and 0.79 ‰, a fine of € 125 will be imposed and you will be detained until the person in charge can collect you and your car from the checkpoint or the police.

If the blood alcohol level is between 0.8 ‰ and 1.25 ‰, a fine of € 250 will be imposed and you will be detained until the person in charge can collect you and your car from the checkpoint or the police.

If the blood alcohol level is between 1.26 and 1.6, a fine of € 500 will be imposed and you will be detained until the person in charge can pick you and your car from the checkpoint or the police.

If the alcohol content exceeds 1.6 ‰, the amount of the fine will be determined in court.

Driving under the influence of drugs – imprisonment up to 3 years and / or fine of € 8,000 and / or revocation of a driver’s license for 3 years.

Acceptable blood alcohol levels while driving in Europe.

dimmed headlights

The low beam should turn on half an hour after sunset and turn off half an hour before sunrise.

In which European countries is the use of dipped headlights mandatory during the day?

Transportation of children

Children under the age of 5 cannot ride in the front seat. Children between the ages of 5 and 10 should only travel if they are using appropriate child restraint systems that are suitable for their weight.

The penalty for violations is € 85.

Requirements for the transport of children in light vehicles on the roads of European countries.

Seat belts

The use of seat belts is compulsory for front and rear passengers   .

The penalty for violations is 150 €.

Riding a motorcycle or moped or transporting passengers on a motorcycle without a motorcycle helmet – € 200.

Make a phone call

It is forbidden to use a telephone communication device that is not equipped with a technical device that allows negotiation without the use of hands while the vehicle is in motion.

The penalty for violations is 150 €.

Fines for phone calls while driving in European countries.

Punish

Fines should not be paid directly to a street officer. Fines can be  paid at police stations, communities across Cyprus or  online (registration required).

Traffic fines in excess of € 100 must be paid within 30 days of the date they were imposed. Otherwise the amount will be increased by 50%.

In the event of non-payment after 45 days from the date of issue, the responsible person is administratively liable. Fines for some traffic violations in Cyprus:

violationPunish
Violation of the rules for the use of sound signals25 €
Missing or damaged windshield wipers25 €
Failure to comply with traffic rules to give way to a vehicle with priority travel rights55 €
Do not give priority to pedestrians at a pedestrian crossing€ 85
Smoking – in a private car with someone under the age of 16€ 85
Creating an obstacle that slows traffic on a freeway for no reason€ 85
Do not eat or drink while driving€ 85
Overtaking where this is prohibited by markings or traffic signs150 €
Overtaking at a pedestrian crossing€ 200
Driving a vehicle without compulsory liability insurance€ 200
Passage at a red light300 €

Fines for not complying with the speed limit are calculated as a percentage for every 1 km excess.

If you exceed the speed limit by 30%, the fine will be calculated on the basis of € 2 for every 1 km / h exceeded.

If the speed limit is exceeded between 30% and 50%, the fine will be calculated on the basis of € 3 for every 1 km / h exceeded.

If the speed limit is exceeded between 50% and 75%, the fine will be calculated on the basis of € 5 for every 1 km / h exceeded.

If you exceed the speed limit by 75%, the fine will be set in court. Fines in Cyprus (EUR):

About speed
up to 30%2 – 30 €2 – 48 €2 – 60 €
from 31% to 50%48 – 75 €75-120 €93 – 150 €
from 51% to 75%€ 130-190€ 205-300€ 255 – € 375
over 75%determined in court

For example:  if you drive at a speed of 130 km / h and a permitted speed of 100 km / h, the fine will be € 60.
If you drive at a speed of 131 km / h and a permitted speed of 100 km / h – the amount of the fine is 93 €. In Cyprus, when determining speed, tolerance is in favor of the perpetrator.

In the village – (10% + 2 km / h) and 20% outside.

Speed ​​limit - 30 km / h
30 km / h + tolerance (10% + 2 km / h) = 35 km / h
A fine is imposed from 36 km / h. 
Speed ​​limit - 50 km / h 50 km / h + tolerance (10% + 2 km / h) = 57 km / h A fine is imposed from 58 km / h.
Speed ​​limit - 80 km / h 80 km / h + tolerance 20% = 96 km / h A fine is imposed from 97 km / h.
Speed ​​limit - 100 km / h 100 km / h + tolerance 20% = 120 km / h A fine is imposed above 121 km / h.

Useful information

petrol

Unleaded petrol (95 and 98) and diesel are available in Cyprus. Gas filling stations (LPG) are not available.

Emergency numbers

  • European emergency number – 112
  • Fire Brigade – 199
  • Police – 199
  • Ambulance – 199

Compulsory equipment

Equipment  You  Must Have in Your Car:

  • Warning Stop  Sign – Two signs required. For the lack of a sign – a fine of € 20.

Requirements for equipment that must be present in the car in various European countries.

Winter equipment

Winter tires

The use of winter tires in Cyprus is optional.

spikes

Studded tires are allowed on mountain roads in winter.

Anti-slip chains

Snow chains are only allowed if the road is completely covered with snow or ice.

Requirements for the use of winter and studded tires in different European countries.

Recommended equipment and other rules

The use of navigation software that shows the location of cameras at a fixed speed is prohibited.

Using Radar detector forbidden  .