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Traffic in Cyprus

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The first step is to get used to moving on the left

The main feature of the Cyprus highways – left-hand traffic, which has survived since British colonization. Therefore, overtaking must be done on the right. At the intersection, the driver who drives to the right takes precedence. The steering wheel in the car is located on the right, so you have to switch speeds with your left hand. If you don't have right-hand drive driving skills, then it's better to take a car with automatic transmission. Traffic rules in Cyprus are in many ways similar to the English traffic rules.

Anyone who has reached the age of 18 can drive a car, with a driver's license. Foreigners can rent a car and use a driver's license of their country if this is provided for by the laws of Cyprus, which differ from country to country. It is better to have an international driving license.

There is a speed limit for the safety of the driver and his passengers. You can move around a settlement at a speed of up to 50 km / h, on a highway, a speed of up to 80 km / h is allowed, a minimum speed of 65 km / h is allowed on highways, and a maximum speed is – 100 km / h Fines for speeding are high. Installing radar detectors is prohibited in Cyprus.


Local policeman at work

In Cyprus, the police strictly monitor that the driver and all passengers must wear seat belts. To transport children under 10 years old, a special seat must be installed in the back seat of the car, they are also fastened with belts. It is forbidden to smoke inside the car if there are children under the age of 16.   While driving, the driver is prohibited from using mobile communications, as well as eating or drinking while driving. It is forbidden to drive a car if the blood contains more than 0.3 ppm of alcohol. It is important to know that if the engine is running in a stationary car and the driver sits behind the wheel, this is regarded by the police as driving. The sound signal is allowed only from 6.00 to 21.00.

Car parks are organized near shops, beaches, hotels, so there are no problems with parking. There are free parking lots, municipal and private. They are indicated by signs `` PARKING, white square markings on the asphalt along the sidewalks, or '', special road signs. When stopping on the side of a local road, the side lights on the car must be lit, the car must have two emergency stop signs, which are displayed in front and behind the car in case of an accident. It is forbidden to leave the car near the curbs near the yellow lane, near bus stops, at crossings and on the side of the motorway.


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