Amazing rules of Cyprus: why tourists can be fined 85 euros
Millions of tourists visit Cyprus in the Mediterranean every year. Many of them rent a car. But not everyone knows the local rules perfectly.
Travellers are being warned about a little-known driving rule in Cyprus that could lead to a fine. But drivers are warned that it is forbidden to drink or eat anything while driving, even if it is necessary to cool down from temperatures of up to 34 degrees, Chronicle Live writes.
Experts remind that when travelling abroad, it is always important to remember that laws can vary greatly, and what is considered commonplace or normal at home may be illegal in another country.
It is important to be aware that it is illegal to eat or drink while driving in Cyprus, including soft drinks, water and snacks on the road.
Given that the temperature usually reaches the mid-thirties in summer, tourists usually break this law in Cyprus. Before you get behind the wheel in Europe this summer, make sure you are fully compliant with the rules and regulations of the country you are in.
We would like to add that although most people may think that drinking alcohol while driving is prohibited, they may not realise that the Cypriot law also applies to soft drinks, water and snacks. If caught by the police, offenders face a fine of €85.