Category Archives: Traffic Law

Over 600 booked for failing to use seatbelts – Cyprus Mail

In one week, police reported over 600 people for failure to use seatbelts while travelling in a car, it was announced on Friday. Police said they reported 622 people – 600 concerned failure to use front seatbelts, 21 the rear seats, and one for not using a baby seat. The campaign took place between May […]

Source: Over 600 booked for failing to use seatbelts – Cyprus Mail

Two-day police clampdown nets hundreds of driving offenders, in 2015 almost 113,000 bookings filed – Cyprus Mail

An islandwide police clampdown on traffic violations between Friday and Sunday morning netted 493 speeders, 45 drunk drivers and 775 motorists for other offences, CNA reported on Sunday. During the same period, 380 checks were carried out at nightclubs and restaurants out of which 164 offenders were written up. Patrols had also been increased outside […]

Source: Two-day police clampdown nets hundreds of driving offenders, in 2015 almost 113,000 bookings filed – Cyprus Mail Cyprus Mail

Drink Driving

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How much can I drink and stay under the limit?

There is no fool-proof way of drinking and staying under the limit. It depends on:

  • your weight
  • your gender
  • your metabolism
  • what you are drinking
  • how much you are drinking
  • your current stress levels
  • whether you’ve eaten recently
  • your age

Drink driving in Cyprus.

High risk groups of drivers in Cyprus have a  limit of 9 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath (20 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood).

High risk groups:

  • Novice drivers
  • motorcycles,
  • trucks
  • buses
  • taxis
  • vehicles transporting hazardous cargoes

The limit for most drivers.
The limit is lower than England and Wales and the same as Scotland at 22 micrograms per 100 ml of breath (50 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood).

  • The reading from 23 to 35 micrograms – fine €100 – 0 – 2 penalty points
  • reading 36 to 55 micrograms -fine €200 – 2 – 4 penalty points
  • reading 56 to 70 micrograms – fine €300 – 3 – 6 penalty points
  • Over 71 micrograms – Prison or fine between €150 – €400 will be determined by the court – 3 – 6 penalty points
  • Drunk in charge of a vehicle. Determined by the court

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Changes to driving regulations for learners’ and elderly – Cyprus Mail

A consultation period is underway on a bill amending regulations for driving licences for young drivers as well as the elderly. The draft bill provides for granting a learner’s licence at 17, minimum hours of compulsory training for candidate drivers by instructors, as well as annual medical tests for drivers over 75, in order to […]

Source: Changes to driving regulations for learners’ and elderly – Cyprus Mail Cyprus Mail