Tips for Driving in Cyprus

Filed under: Car Hire Abroad — Tags: , , , — admin @ 9:42 am May 6, 2011

Cyprus is a beautiful place to take a holiday. A trip to the island will give you the chance to experience beautiful weather, beaches and scenery. Car hire in Cyprus will help you to make the most of your wonderful holiday. An abundance of small, quiet roads makes driving in Cyprus not particularly challenging, but there are various rules that need to be abided by. Here are some tips for driving in Cyprus.

•    Unlike much of Europe, in Cyprus you drive on the left hand side of the road. This is the same as in the UK and Ireland, making driving in Cyprus a breeze!

•    Seat belts must be worn by all passengers in a vehicle, and any children under 5 years of age must sit in the back.

•    You must be over 18 years of age to drive in Cyprus. However, most car hire companies won’t rent a car to anyone under 25 years of age.

•    It is not permitted to use a mobile phone when driving in Cyprus. Doing so could result in an on the spot fine.

•    Road signs in Cyprus are displayed in both Greek Cypriot and English, and the distances are displayed in kilometres.

•    The speed limit in Cyprus is 100 kilometres an hour, and 80 kilometres an hour on rural roads. There is a limit of 50 kilometres an hour in built up areas.

•    If you are involved in an accident while driving, notify the emergency services by dialling 112. Don’t move your car until you are notified to by police.