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Cyprus Car Hire Guide:

If you hold a valid international driving license or a national driving license, provided it is valid for the class of vehicle you wish to drive you may rent a car in Cyprus. All traffic moves on the LEFT hand side of the road, (NOT on the right as in many European Counties and Russia). The common international road signs are in use and are placed along the roads and highways but on the left hand side of the road (as in the United Kingdom). The distances and speed limits are posted in kilometers and kilometers-per-hour (km/h) respectively (not in miles as in the UK). The maximum speed limit on the motorways is 100 km/h and the minimum speed is 65 km/h. On all other roads the speed limit is 80 km/h, unless a lower number is indicated.  The speed limits in built-up areas 50km/h, unless otherwise indicated. The use of seat-belts is compulsory (front and back). Passengers 12 years and under with a height over, 0.5m must wear a seat belt in the front or back seats of the car. Children under the age of 12 or less than 0,5m in height, must wear a suitable safety belt or be restrained with a suitable restraint system. Rush hours in the towns are roughly between 07:30-08:00 / 13:00-13:30 and in the late afternoon 17:00-18:00 in winter, or 18:00-19:00 in summer. It is advisable to avoid, if possible, driving due west in the late afternoon, as the glare of the setting sun can be unpleasant and potentially dangerous. • Due to the sometimes intense brightness of the clear Mediterranean sky. All drivers are advised to wear sunglasses at all times.