Fit to Drive?

This refers not only to the driver, But to the vehicle. Here are some of the factors you should consider.

As the Driver:-

  • Have been drinking any alcohol?
  • Have you had enough sleep prior to your journey?
  • Are you on medication? Is it likely to effect your driving?
  • Do you feel well enough to make your journey?

Your Vehicle:-

Does the vehicle comply with Cyprus road traffic law?

Carry out the PO.W.E.R Check


This check should be carried out regularly, and especially before a long journey or one involving motorway driving.
·  P = Petrol
·  O = Oil
·  W = Water
·  E = Electrics
·  R = Rubber (tyres and wipers)


Most skids are the result of how a vehicle is driven, but keeping your vehicle in good condition helps to minimize the risks.

  • Tyres should be correctly inflated and have adequate tread depth. Check treads and tyre pressure regularly.
  • Consult your vehicle handbook to get the right pressure for the tyres on your vehicle. Do not presume that the garage knows best.
  • Defective brakes and faulty suspension are especially dangerous on slippery surfaces and may help to cause or aggravate a skid – do not increase the risk by neglecting these problems.
  • Check your tracking regularly, particularly after traveling on rough roads.

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