Important things to note
The roads in Cyprus are often thin and winding, meaning
that many drivers will be unable to turn around on a road.
Therefore, roads must be followed around until a chance to
turn arises. Drivers are prohibited from displaying any
documents, including tax discs, in the windscreen of a car,
which differs hugely from the practice in the United
Kingdom. There are varying fines for driving over the speed
limit, which are determined by the percentage by which the
driver is over the speed limit.
Driving culture in Cyprus
What are the roads like
Driving conditions are much poorer in Cyprus than in the
majority of other European countries. It is advised drivers
take extra care in rural areas as the road conditions worsen
in rural places.
What are the drivers like in Cyprus?
Drivers native to Cyprus can often take an aggressive driving
style, especially in Nicosia. Some drivers in the country
criticise others for considering the rules of the road to be
mere guidelines, meaning visitors should be extra careful on
the roads in built-up areas.
What are the best times to drive?
There are no particularly bad times to drive in Cyprus, though
during the evening many roads are much quieter than earlier in
the day. However, many of the roads are not particularly well
lit, so it is important to time your drives accordingly.
What are the driving laws?
Using a phone while driving can incur a fine. So can eating
and drinking at the wheel, a law which may catch some drivers
unawares. It is compulsory to carry a reflective triangle in
the vehicle at all times. Both the driver and the passengers
must wear a seatbelt at all times.