Keep Safe on Cyprus Roads

  • In Cyprus, we drive on the LEFT side of the road. NOT the right.
  • For their own safety and the safety of others, drivers must adhere strictly to the national speed limits. The maximum speed permissible on the island’s major highways is 100 km/h – the minimum is 65km/h. Unless otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit on ordinary inter-urban and rural roads is 80km/h. In built up areas, the maximum limit is 50km/h,although local limits are often set lower. These are signposted accordingly.
  • It is prohibited to drive if the levels of alcohol in the blood or breath are above the admissible limit. The admissible limit in breath is up to 22 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of exhaled air.
  • The use of hand—held mobile phones while driving is prohibited. Drivers wishing to use their mobile phone while driving must use a hands-free device.
  • Seatbelts are obligatory both in the front and back seats of motor vehicles. Children under 12 years of age and less than 1.5m in height must wear a suitable safety beltor be restrained with a suitable restraint system.
  • Be sure that you are covered by insurance for injury or damages.
  • Pedestrians must remember that traffic moves on the LEFT side of the road. Therefore you must always:
    – Walk on the pavement. In case there is no pavement, walk on the right side of the road (ie. towards the oncoming traffic).
    – Look both to your right and left before crossing any road.

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


SpeedSignApprox.mph
Type of RoadSign
Highway:(Motorway)highwayMaximum speed limit10062
Minimum speed limit65-Blue40
Built up Areas:factoryMaximum speed limit5031
Country Roads:Maximum speed limit6540
Hazards:

erga

Maximum speed limit

Roadworks, bends etc.

3018
National Speed Limit:Maximum speed limit8050
National Speed Limit applies:national-speed-limit50