Category Archives: Traffic Law

Drink Driving


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

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

Speeding MP pleads not guilty – Cyprus Mail

Ruling DISY MP Andreas Themistocleous pleaded not guilty on Friday to six charges relating to traffic violations, as prosecutors requested a speedy trial. Themistocleous’ parliamentary immunity had been lifted so that he could face charges in connection with driving over the speed limit on April 4, 2015 at a speed of 172 km/h– 72km over […]

Source: Speeding MP pleads not guilty – Cyprus Mail Cyprus Mail

Latsia police checks detect 99 offences

ford cypolice 721024Between 1pm – 11 pm yesterday, Police from Latsia  conducted a  widespread operation in Latsia area.

During that time hundreds of motor vehicles were checked and police detected 99 offences for the following road traffic offences:

  • 70 for speeding
  • 17 for violating a traffic signal
  • 6 for parking in handicapped spaces and
  • 6 for other traffic offences

Limassol campaign nets 157 offences

The Traffic Department Special Motorcycle Unit  (E.O.MO.), yesterday conducted a campaign between the hours of 6am – 8pm on the Limassol highway and surrounding and secondary roads.

During the campaign, there were hundreds of motor vehicle and persons checked and detected the following 157 road traffic offenses:

  • 39 for not wearing seat-belt
  • 36 for speeding
  • 8 for cell phone use while driving
  • 8 for driving without registration, MOT, driving license and a safety certificate
  • 66 for various other traffic offenses