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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby airbornepara » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:49 pm

Just come across this......Robin Hood, no need to apologise.....i get a bit defensive.....ive done a little research, im actually still in possession of my driving licence, but didnt just want to blatantly use it incase i broke any more laws.
Makes interesting reading though........

""If I am disqualified from driving in the UK, will I be able to drive abroad?""

If you are disqualified from driving by a court in the UK, this will not affect your right to drive elsewhere in the world, unless the domestic law in the country you are in provides for disqualifications from foreign countries to be recognised in their own.

The UK has an agreement in place with the Republic of Ireland where disqualifications imposed in either state will have effect in the other. In other words, if you are disqualified in the UK, this disqualification will also have effect in Ireland. This is the only agreement the UK has with another country in respect of the mutual recognition of a driving disqualification.

However, in order to drive abroad most countries will insist on you having a valid driving licence. In the absence of a valid driving licence you would be unable to hire a car or drive a car hired by someone else. You would also struggle to obtain insurance.

If you decide to drive abroad whilst you are disqualified in this country, although you will not be committing the offence of driving whilst disqualified, you could be committing the offence of driving without a valid licence. The punishment for this offence will vary from country to country but in most places the punishment is a fine.
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby airbornepara » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:53 pm

Hi just came across this, makes interesting reading, no need for apologies, i get a little defensive. Just need a break....but want to adhere to the law......


""If I am disqualified from driving in the UK, will I be able to drive abroad?""

If you are disqualified from driving by a court in the UK, this will not affect your right to drive elsewhere in the world, unless the domestic law in the country you are in provides for disqualifications from foreign countries to be recognised in their own.

The UK has an agreement in place with the Republic of Ireland where disqualifications imposed in either state will have effect in the other. In other words, if you are disqualified in the UK, this disqualification will also have effect in Ireland. This is the only agreement the UK has with another country in respect of the mutual recognition of a driving disqualification.

However, in order to drive abroad most countries will insist on you having a valid driving licence. In the absence of a valid driving licence you would be unable to hire a car or drive a car hired by someone else. You would also struggle to obtain insurance.

If you decide to drive abroad whilst you are disqualified in this country, although you will not be committing the offence of driving whilst disqualified, you could be committing the offence of driving without a valid licence. The punishment for this offence will vary from country to country but in most places the punishment is a fine.
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby B25 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:25 pm

airbornepara wrote:Hi all, new to the forum......im researching the possibility of taking my driving test in Cyprus.
I should say through my own stupidity and selfishness and wreckless behaviour, i lost my licence to drink driving a few months back.
I have been informed that it may be possible to re sit my driving test and gain a Cypriot driving licence, which i can then use in the UK for a period of 12 months?
Im an HGV truck driver in the UK, if i could find that work out in Cyprus, id probably just stay out there.
Do i have to be a resident to take the test?
Any advice greatly appreciated.
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You cannot just come a do a driving test. First you need to live here for 6 months (I believe) then register at immigration to gain a yellow slip. They will request various items of documentation from you if you don't have job here you need to prove an income, and will not be a burden to the system.

I'm not entirely sure on this bit, but you may also need a minimum number of lessens before you take the test.

It doesn't happen over night so be prepared for a long haul.

If you did managed to get a Cypriot licence, it lasts until the expiry date or until you are 70 years old. Or for as long as the UK is an EU member ;)
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby airbornepara » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:44 pm

Hi B25, thanks for response, ive spoken to a few people now regarding this issue.
Ive had mostly positive replies, as long as i am in possession of my driving licence and hgv categories, there is no legal requirement for me to sit these tests again.
So it would appear, as long as i have a job to go to i should be ok.....hey i know it aint as easy as that.....but ill give it a go.
Have contacted in excess of 50 trucking companies for advice and guidance, ill update on this post when i have something further.
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby Paphitis » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:06 am

Robin Hood wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Robin Hood wrote:
Paphitis wrote:good onya airbornepara for looking at ways to circumvent the law.

i do it all the time.

i was suppose to lose my licence once on demerit points but the law is so stupid that there are loopholes to be exploited and if the authorities are so stupid to have exploitable laws then they deserve no less especially in the UK and Australia. As with the traffic offence I allegedly committed, someone else owned up to it. it was all true Your honor! :lol:

it's a dog eat dog world out there.

I can't help you with the authorities other than advise you to not tell them of your plans.

as for the UK Traffic laws, you will need to get advice from someone in the know as to whether your plan may work.

Good onya for thinking outside the square mate. i can tell you are a resourceful human from your avatar.


Now ..... THAT'S TROLLING! :roll:

Credibilty score = < 0 :roll:


no it's not. it's called trying to help a person in need as opposed to your self-righteous goody two shoes inanity.

I believe people deserve a break because the Traffic Authorities in UK and Australia are among the most obnoxious pigs in the world which in actual fact just harrass and pester the public to raise revenue and they stack the odds in their favour all the time.

There are many ways to skin a cat and thank heavens for that, because people need to earn a living and if you take away their licence you punish an entire family for no reason at all. The same rules apply in Australia. you can lose your licence in one state, just go across State borders and get a licence in another state and Bob's your Uncle mate! :D

it's ok to make a mistake, everyone is human.


Well maybe if someone with your morals .....was drunk, killed your child and you found out he had been disqualified for drink/driving in another State, you would just slap him on the back and say "Well done cobber!" People do not get disqualified '........for no reason at all'!

I must be superhuman then :roll: ..... after some 60 years on the road, I have no convictions, no points, not even a parking ticket ..... oh,........ and a full 60 years no claim bonus. I am also incredibly smug about it! :D :D :D :D


Oh here we go with mr goody goody two shoes now giving everyone a lecture on drink driving.

What a self-righteous arse and I bet he is going to tell us now that he is whiter than white and has never done anything wrong on the roads before. huh!

Now you listen here mr goody goody two shoes, the Traffic laws in the UK and the drink driving Laws are idiotic and have not as much to do with road safety at all as opposed to raising revenue and just treating motorists very poorly. How many people get caught just over and then lose their licence? it's all about that huge fine at the end of it and police quotas. yeh that's right, stupid police quotas believe it or not.
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby Robin Hood » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:47 am

Paphitis:
What a self-righteous arse and I bet he is going to tell us now that he is whiter than white and has never done anything wrong on the roads before. huh!


You’re trolling again .... but I will take up your bait! :roll:

Did I say that? I was just smarter than you and never got caught. I suspect that at some time or another I have broken almost every traffic rule in the book.

Now you listen here mr goody goody two shoes, the Traffic laws in the UK and the drink driving Laws are idiotic and have not as much to do with road safety at all as opposed to raising revenue and just treating motorists very poorly. How many people get caught just over and then lose their licence? it's all about that huge fine at the end of it and police quotas. yeh that's right, stupid police quotas believe it or not.


But then you are a person that believes Laws only apply to others, that is whether that is Road Law or at the other end of the scale International Law. The odd transgression is something that happens ..... to promote a policy of ‘exceptionalism’ is extreme arrogance particularly when the one claiming to be an exception, accuses everyone else of being a criminal based on laws that don’t apply to them. Because that is the picture many of your posts paint. :roll: :x
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby Paphitis » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:52 am

Nice one Troll Number 1.

I come to offer some help and my 2 cents worth, but more-so encouragement to a brother in need while you mr goody goody two shoes just get on your high horse and judge everyone like the judgmental and bitter twisted human being that you are.

finding loopholes isn't breaking the law! it's common sense and only a fool wouldn't look into the letter of the law and find unique ways to skin a cat.

No one can get in trouble for using the law to their benefit. And when the authorities are going beyond what I deem fair, then I openly encourage people to derive any advantage they can get! It's what lawyers are for! To find discrepancies in the definitions, and other loopholes to get their clients off but you wouldn't know about judiciary or law when you support summary executions of innocent people and mass murder.
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby Robin Hood » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:00 am

Paphitis wrote:Nice one Troll Number 1.

I come and offer some help but more-so encouragement to a brother in need while you mr goody goody two shoes just get on your high horse and judge everyone like the judgmental and bitter twisted human being that you are.

I at least have the decency to apologise when I am wrong!

finding loopholes isn't breaking the law! it's common sense and only a fool wouldn't look into the letter of the law and find unique ways to skin a cat.

So .... you are a Lawyer now? :roll:

No one can get in trouble for using the law to their benefit. And when the authorities are going beyond what I deem fair, then I openly encourage people to derive any advantage they can get! :D

That is a very naïve view! YOU don't have the right to judge what is fair and what is not ...... THEY HAVE ! :roll:

You forgot the picture ...... !
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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby Paphitis » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:01 am

Robin Hood wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Nice one Troll Number 1.

I come and offer some help but more-so encouragement to a brother in need while you mr goody goody two shoes just get on your high horse and judge everyone like the judgmental and bitter twisted human being that you are.

I at least have the decency to apologise when I am wrong!

finding loopholes isn't breaking the law! it's common sense and only a fool wouldn't look into the letter of the law and find unique ways to skin a cat.

So .... you are a Lawyer now? :roll:

No one can get in trouble for using the law to their benefit. And when the authorities are going beyond what I deem fair, then I openly encourage people to derive any advantage they can get! :D

That is a very naïve view! YOU don't have the right to judge what is fair and what is not ...... THEY HAVE ! :roll:



You forgot the picture ...... !


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Re: Driving in Cyprus

Postby Tim Drayton » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:48 am

Paphitis wrote:
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You are, I trust, aware that this loophole in part exists thanks to the right of free movement within the EU, and the fact that this right remains available to British citizens until such time as the country leaves the union.
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