Speed Limits

All speed limits in Cyprus are posted in Kilometers per hour (Kph)

Type of RoadSignApprox.
Maximum speed limit62
Minimum speed limit40
Built up Areas:Maximum speed limit31
Country Roads:Maximum speed limit40
Hazards: Maximum speed limit
bends, roadworks, schools etc.
National Speed
Maximum speed limit50
National Speed
Limit applies:

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.

Sometimes, the opposing traffic travelling on the same road as you is governed by a different speed limit,

Speed limits posted at hazards, such as bends, are usually advisory in the UK. In Cyprus they are 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.

For a limit of up to 30 kph (urban roads and others) the tolerance will be up to 35 kph and from 36 and above offenders will be fined.

For a limit of 50 kph or more which is the most common in towns and villages, the tolerance will be up to 57 kph and from 58 kph and above there will be fines.

For a limit of 65 kph tolerance will be 73.5 kph and fines will be imposed at 74 kph and over.

It does not change the tolerance limit of 20% on motorways and long-city roads which are 100 kph and 80 kph respectively and remains at 120 kph and 97kph. respectively.