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Exploring the marvellous city of Paphos by car is an unforgettable experience though the adventure of visiting the historical sites on foot is unmatched. But one can rent a car in Paphos which enables visiting outskirts of the city as well. Before hiring a car and gearing up to see the city, it is better to know the traffic rules and regulations of the city.
Basic Traffic Regulations
If you want to drive a car in Paphos, Cyprus, you must be at least 17.5 years of age. If you are 17.5 years old, you are allowed to drive a moped and if you want to drive a motorcycle, you must be 21 years old. When riding a moped, motorcycle or even a bicycle, wearing a helmet is compulsory. If you want to drive a motor vehicle (excluding mopeds) in Paphos, Cyprus you must have a valid driving license. If you are a foreign national, some foreign-issued driving licenses are valid in Cyprus provided they meet certain requirements. Some of these licenses are valid for a limited period while some may be exchanged for an equivalent Cypriot license.
All roads in Paphos and on the entire island of Cyprus are toll-free and one should drive on the left as in UK. Road signs are in Greek and English.
When driving a car, carrying vehicle registration documents, proof of insurance, proof of roadworthiness is mandatory. Third party liability insurance is obligatory. All the vehicles should also carry first aid kit, fire extinguisher and 2 warning triangles which should be used to warn the traffic in case of breakdown or accidents.
Wearing a seat-belt is compulsory for all the passengers while travelling in a car. Children under the age of five years are expected to sit in the back, and strapped into a proper child car seat. Children from five to ten years of age may occupy the front seat provided a child's seat belt is fitted in the car.
Municipal and private parking places and garages are widely available. Pay parking on the street is available in the town centres. Also, parking or stopping the vehicle at a double yellow line is illegal but short stops to load or unload are allowed at a single yellow line though parking is prohibited.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal. If caught, a holder of a Cypriot driving license could lose 3 to 6 points from the license. The court determines the fine for such offences. Foreign license holders can be imprisoned or fined on the spot.
For emergency assistance call 112 or 199.
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Freedom and Choice
Choosing Paphos car rental services can be beneficial for the families travelling with kids as they offer the freedom to choose the type of vehicle or car, the destinations, privacy of travelling in one's own vehicle and the timing of departure.
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