A driving instructor from Larnaca is facing five criminal charges at the Larnaca Traffic Court after he was allegedly caught speeding, riding his motorcycle dangerously and being almost three times of the legal alcohol limit.
Source: Driving instructor in road madness caper – InCyprus
BOY racers in Paphos are causing huge problems on a stretch of road in Kato Paphos resulting in complaints by hotel guests and residents, one of whom is launching an online petition to have the problem sorted before next year’s cultural capital events kick off. One resident is drumming up support for an online petition […]
Source: Online petition to curb boy racers in Paphos – Cyprus Mail
Three drivers have been caught speeding at up to 230km/h on the Limassol to Nicosia highway.
Source: 230km/h highway speed demons caught – InCyprus
There are several things you should know about speed limits in Cyprus.
The sign indicating you are entering a limit will normally only be displayed on your side of the road.
Having entered a posted limit, you will very rarely find the small repeater signs that you see in the UK. The next sign you will see may be a change in speed limit or when you pass over a municipal boundary.
It is often not clear when a speed limit ceases to apply. You will rarely see a de-restriction sign. There are long stretches of road which could be de-restricted, because of the layout and lack of hazards, but the last limit still appears to apply.
I generally use the sign governing the speed limit for the opposing traffic as a guide for when the de-restriction starts. However this is not foolproof as there are examples where, according to the signs, the opposing traffic on the same road is governed by a different speed limit to you.
Speed limits posted at hazards, such as bends, are usually advisory in the UK. In Cyprus they are technically mandatory and must be obeyed. They are often placed with little thought as to their purpose or the affect they will have on traffic. You will not find many of the locals adhering to them.
Be careful of your speed.
The maximum speed limit allowed is lower than in the UK and can lead to impatience and an itchy right foot.
All speed limits in Cyprus are posted in Kilometers per hour (Kph)
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