Cyprus has a vast legislation providing for land transportation. The Cypriot land transportation regulations are overseen by the Department of Road Transport which is governed by the Ministry of Communications and Work. Road transport services are a part of the private sector, as provided by the Cypriot land transportation legislation. The main legal frameworks governing land transportation in Cyprus are:
Other Cypriot laws on land transportation refer to vehicle registration and drivers’ education.
All vehicles, whether owned by Cypriot citizens or companies are required to obtain all the necessary licenses with the Licensing Authority within the Department of Road Transport. The Department is also in charge with:
The Department has also implemented a financial scheme through which Cypriot companies are encouraged to invest in the public transportation network. You can obtain more information about the Department of Road Transport’s scheme from our lawyers in Cyprus.
All vehicles must have a motor vehicle license issued by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles in Cyprus. Buses and other means of public transportation must obtain a special license issued by the Cypriot Licensing Authority. Public service licenses have a five-year validity period.
All vehicles in Cyprus must also have insurances. Third party insurances are issued by Cypriot insurance companies and must be obtained before driving a vehicle on public roads. Also, all types of vehicles must go through a mechanical inspection before registration in Cyprus.
Cyprus is also a signatory member of several international conventions, among which the most important is the Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods Cover of TIR Carnets.
For complete information about road transportation regulations, please contact our law firm in Cyprus.
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