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Here's what you'll need to know when driving in Cyprus. It's worth noting that eating or drinking is not allowed while driving, and smoking is banned if you are carrying passengers who are under 16.

Road deaths per 100,000 of population. UK average 3.1 (2010):
β€’8.8 per 100,000 of population

Minimum age for drivers
β€’17.5

Maximum speed limit

Motorways:
β€’100kph/62mph
Open roads:
β€’80kph/50mph
Urban areas:
β€’50kph/31mph

Alcohol limit per 100ml of blood
β€’Zero

Equipment required in car
β€’Two warning triangles must be carried in the car.

Documentation to be carried
β€’Full British licence (if it's not a photo version, you'll need another form of photographic ID, such as a passport)
β€’Original registration document
β€’Motor insurance policy
β€’Drivers will need to ensure they have the correct paperwork and insurance if driving in both North and South Cyprus. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for more information

Exterior markings
β€’A GB sticker must be displayed

General requirements
β€’Seatbelts must be worn by all vehicle occupants
β€’Use of horn is banned between 10pm - 6am, or near hospitals at any time
β€’Eating or drinking is not allowed while driving
β€’Smoking in a vehicle that's carrying a passenger under 16 is prohibited

On the spot fines:
β€’Yes, but they are not paid to the issuing officer

This information is provided as a guide to driving in the aforementioned country, but is not provided as legal advice. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure they follow national driving laws.