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Driving in Paphos

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Driving in Paphos

Hi can anyone give me any info on driving in Paphos. We are going there at the end of the month we are hoping to hire a car but my husband has read somewhere that driving around Paphs is not recommended.

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Driving in Cyprus is fine and I don't think paphos is any different. They drive on the left and is a lot of areas the signs etc are clear.

The key is to drive defensively. Some OS the locals are a bit mental on the road but you should be ok.

I drove out there on our last visit 4 years ago and had only been driving for about 18 months at the time.

Got a car booked for my return visit next week and looking forward to it.

Enjoy your holiday.

Dave.

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As Dave mentioned you should have no problems it's the same in the UK as it is over here you have to be vigilant and watch out for other drivers lol

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Driving in Paphos is like any where else, there are spots that are busy at times and there are roadworks but drive defensively and there are unlikely to be too many difficulties. Here we drive on the left, well mostly, so that will be familiar. To me driving around Cardiff was more hair-raising than here and we still do not have fixed speed cameras unlike in Cardiff where they are by the thousand in fact every few yards. The police here do have roadside speed guns but are fairly tolerant unless it is a bad hair day.

Edited: 03 July 2011, 12:00
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the police are out every day now at pizza hut coral bay

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Don't drive in heavy rain, you might disappear down a hole!

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Thank you Dave

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Don;t worry it's a piece of cake.

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Don;t worry it's a piece of cake.

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No problem. Enjoy your holiday.

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HERE IS THE TRUE CYPRUS HIGHWAY CODE...

1. Traffic emerging from side roads have full right of way to those on the main highway.

2. Likewise, traffic coming in the opposite direction and turning right in front of you have total priority.

3 If the vehicle in front of you is only just exceeding the speed limit you are entitled to overtake them, even on a blind bend. Do not be concerned about traffic coming towards you, it is their responsibility to take evasive action.

4. Always cut corners - you will be amazed how much fuel this saves over a year.

5. At junctions, "Stop" does not actually mean "Stop" – it’s just that "Give W.ay if you really, really have to" would not fit on the sign.

6. A 'Red Traffic Light' also does not mean "Stop" - You should edge forward for at least 10 metres ready to roar away the moment the lights change. That half second you save may be invaluable when you are older.

7. Please be aware that the intermittent flashing light found on each corner of your vehicle is strictly for ornamental purposes only. On no account should they be used to try and indicate direction of travel as this will only confuse other road users.

8. Parking in town and city centres is not always easy but fortunately there are some 'Free Parking Areas' – these are easily identified by the black and white 'zebra' style markings with zig-zag lines either side. Should these spaces be full (they usually are) then you must not park on the double yellow lines. Instead park on the pavement alongside. Do not worry about the pedestrians as they will have ample room to go around your car and into the road.

9. If you are a motorcyclist ensure you cover your hair with lots of Extra Strong Gel. This will give your head great protection and alleviate the need to wear one of those nasty, unattractive 'helmet' type hats.

10. Also a motorcyclist should remove any type of ‘silencer' from his bike. It is important that no one should be denied hearing the tuneful melody emitted by his souped up 50cc 'Hotbird'.

* The only exception to the above "Rules" should, obviously, be taxi drivers. For as we all know they can do exactly as they like!