Some Traffic Fines Reduced

  • The Cyprus Parliament passed a bill lowering fines for certain traffic violations, particularly running red lights. MPs deemed previous fines too steep for average motorists.
  • The penalty for stopping on a pedestrian zebra crossing is now €85 (down from €300), but fines for going beyond the crossing remain at €300.
  • MPs criticized the traffic lights system as punitive rather than preventative. Some drivers feel “ambushed” by fines.
  • Deaths from car collisions have increased by 41% since traffic cameras were implemented.
  • The government plans to maintain out-of-court fines but extend payment deadlines.