many otherwise knowledgeable world travelers, North Cyprus remains
one of the least known, but most attractive, vacation destinations
in the Mediterranean. The area offers gorgeous waters and bays,
pristine beaches, historical highlights, unique cultures and a
pace of life that is more relaxing and charming than most of the
other destinations in the region. And one of the real charms of
this region is the fact that there are so many unique small villages
and isolated beaches to visit. With a North Cyprus car hire these
fantastic spots are within easy reach.
Drivers from the United Kingdom will feel especially comfortable
in North Cyprus because traffic here also travels on the left
side of the road. And like most many countries throughout the
world, a seatbelt law is enforced and children under the age of
five are not permitted to ride in the front seat of a car. Drunk
driving laws are also very strict here and are stringently enforced.
Speed limits are often posted in both kilometers per hour or
miles per hour. On the highway the speed limit is usually 100
kph (60 mph), with a minimum speed of 65 kph (40 mph) that may
be also enforced. On smaller back roads the speed limit is generally
60 kph (37 mph).
Throughout North Cyprus highways are rated according to their
quality. "A" roads are the highest in quality and are
often four-lanes and divided. "B" roads are also major
roads but they are often just two lanes and not divided. "E"
and "F" roads, on the other hand, are usually narrow
two-lane roads or single-lane roads with sharp edges and restricted
visibility. These roads should probably be avoided if possible
while driving a North Cyprus car hire. The various road grades
are usually indicated both on road maps as well as on highway
Article by Ayse Berkcan