When you decide on cheap car rental in Cyprus, you may want to follow these 4 valuable tips for driving in Cyprus:
1- Parking Facilities
Along a single yellow line, loading and unloading is allowed, but parking is prohibited at all times. Parking and waiting is prohibited along a double yellow line. Parking for the registered disabled is free.
Parking spaces (private and municipal) are found in the centre of town and charge roughly 1.70 Euros – 3.00 Euros for half a days parking. City centre parking areas are meter controlled. On week days during office hours, the cost per hour is 0.80 Euros – 2.00 Euros. On Saturday afternoons, all day Sunday and public holidays, the parking meter is out of operation.
2- Safety on the Roads – Speed Limits and Rules for Children
Remember, you drive on the LEFT hand side of the road. The same as in the United Kingdom. Distances and road speed limits are given in kilometers and kilometers per hour. The maximum speed limit on the motorways is 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) and the lower speed limit is 65 kilometers per hour (40 miles per hour).
In built up areas, the speed limit is generally 50 kilometers per hour (31 miles per hour).
Children under the age of five must not, under any circumstances sit in the front passenger seat. Children from five to ten years old may occupy the front passenger seat, only if an appropriate child’s seat belt has been fitted.
The use of seat belts is mandatory.
3- Drink Driving
It is an offence, if you are caught driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle OR pedal cycle, with the concentration of alcohol above the prescribed limit. The prescribed limit in blood is 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood. The prescribed limit in breath is 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath.
If you were thinking about having that relaxing drink after your meal, just be extra cautious if you are driving in Cyprus. Police officers are generally on patrol, late Friday and Saturday evenings.
4- Fuel Type and Cost
If you are unsure about the fuel type, please check the fuel filter door of your car. Contact the rental agency or the staff at the petrol station. Fuel is generally around 20 cents cheaper per litre (for unleaded), compared to the UK.
When you decide on cheap car rental in Cyprus, these 4 tips should serve you well.