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What are the points for fines in Cyprus?

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In addition to fines, violators in Cyprus sometimes also receive penalty points. Let's figure out what this is.

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What penalty points affect in Cyprus

Points are not given for all violations, only for those deemed serious by the authorities. When 12 points are accumulated, a case for license revocation is opened against the driver and sent to court. Points are reset every three years.

How many points are given for violations

  • Speeding up to 30% — 1 point
  • Speeding by 30-50% — 2 points
  • Speeding by 50-75% — 3 points
  • Not wearing a seatbelt — 3 points
  • Transporting children without a car seat — 3 points
  • Talking on a mobile phone without a hands-free device — 2 points
  • Driving with an object in hand (water, food, coffee, etc.) — 1 point
  • Running a red light — 3 points
  • Driving with a blood alcohol level of 23-35 mcg/100 ml — 1 point
  • Driving with a blood alcohol level of 36-55 mcg/100 ml — 3 points
  • Driving with a blood alcohol level of 56-70 mcg/100 ml — 4 points

Frequently asked questions about traffic rules in Cyprus

Are points given when renting a car?

If you have a license from your country, no — you will only be fined. But this doesn't mean you can violate the rules excessively. Even if financial penalties don't deter you, for certain violations (severe intoxication and driving under the influence of drugs) you could face imprisonment.

And renting a car is easiest through Localrent. We also wrote about other options in our article about car rental in Cyprus.

Is it allowed to drink and drive in Cyprus?

The allowable amount of alcohol in exhaled air is 0.22 mg/l, but certain categories of drivers must not exceed 0.09 mg/l. We listed these categories in our article about alcohol limits while driving in Cyprus.

How much does gasoline cost in Cyprus?

The cost of fuel in Cyprus as of June 2024 is about 1.5 euros per liter of 95-octane gasoline. On a special resource, you can find not only general price information but also find out where fuel is cheapest today.

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