The minimum driving age is 18 years old. The minimum driving age for learner
drivers of salon cars is 17.5 years old.
Riding a motorbike is permitted from the age of 17.
Motorway speed limits
The maximum speed limit is 100 km/h for buses, passenger cars and
motorcyclists. The minimum speed limit is 65 Km/h.
The maximum speed limit is 80 km/h for trucks (heavier than 3,000 kg) and also
for vehicles with a trailer. The minimum speed limit is 65 Km/h.
Driving a vehicle on a highway by a person who holds a learner΄s license is not
allowed, except for training purposes only and provided that he or she is
accompanied by a licensed driver instructor, or for testing purposes for obtaining
full driving license
Vehicles that have not been manufactured for speeding above 65 Km/h, are
strictly not allowed to be driven on motorways (highways).
Driving Rules in Residential Areas
Here, the maximum speed is 50 km/h, if there is no other traffic signal to
Speed limits for specific categories of motor vehicles
As maximum speed limit for trucks, trailers, articulated vehicles and trailers which
have weight greater than 3,000 kg on roads with two lanes, the limit of 64 km/h
has been set, while on roads with four lanes, a limit of 80 km/h has been set.
Where road signaling provides lower speed limit, this lower speed limit applies.
For more information about driving in CYPRUS please see the European
Commission Road Safety Link – ‘Going Abroad’
Cyprus Police website: www.police.gov.cy
or Cyprus Police and SBA Police website: www.drivetogether.eu
or Road Transport Department website: http://rtd.mcw.gov.cy