Police Traffic Patrol and Enforcement
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Cyprus Police Traffic Patrols
Sovereign Base Area Police
SBA Police operate similar patrols within their jurisdiction, which is on the British Bases and surrounding areas.
Both forces are especially vigilant regarding excess speed on the Highway.
The Department of Road Transport Police Special Constables
The Department have a number of employees who are appointed as Police Special Constables. They wear Police uniform with insignia denoting they are from the department. They carry out road checks in their own right, mainly for document and construction and use offences.
Most Municipalities employ their own uniformed police to enforce local bye-laws, traffic offences and parking.
The limit in Cyprus is 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath.
There are several mobile substantive breath test devices in Cyprus. These give the readout that is used in court.
If you have a reading between 25 and 39 you will be detained until a responsible person is able to drive you and your vehicle away from the scene or Police Station. You will then be fined or taken to court. Offences, Fines and Points.
Speed and Traffic Cameras
Fixed Penalty Tickets
If you are a visitor, the points don’t effect you at present, but you should be aware that the EU, is currently trying to introduce an EU driving licence and make certain of the more serious traffic offences prosecutable across its borders. It may take some time to get agreement.
Payment of Traffic Fines
Traffic fines are not paid to the officer at the roadside.
More information on payment of fines….
Offences, Fines and Points.
In the main the offences in Cyprus are similar to those in the UK and Europe. See – Offences, Fines and Points.
Cyprus may refuse to recognize the validity of a driving licence issued in another State where the holder has a licence that is restricted, suspended or revoked or cancelled in another State.