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Driving licenses are a trap for fines – What motorcyclists should be careful about

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It is observed that several drivers who hold a Category “B” driving license & # 8211; the so-called “normal” license – have recently been terminated due to the use of a motorcycle of various cubic capacity, as it is not allowed to ride it without a relevant license or without renewing it.

Specifically, the holders of a student license (AM), who are entitled to ride a moped, will have to renew their license every year.

Regarding category A1 to A, the Republic of Cyprus has aligned itself with a relevant European Directive. Therefore, in order to obtain an A1 license (motorcycles up to 125 cc), those interested will have to undergo a practical test.

To obtain an A2 driving license (includes all motorcycles with power up to 35 kilowatts) , you must be 20 years old and must hold a category A1 driving license for at least two years.

If you are 22 years old you can apply for a Class A, provided you have a Class A2 driving license for at least two years. and tricycles) must be 24 years of age or older and hold a regular category A driving license, but also have completed seven hours of training before the relevant examination.

It is noted that, for the persons who do not have a relevant driving license, the law provides for imprisonment or a fine of up to € 3,000, but also deprivation of the right to hold a driving license.

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It is recalled that, in January of this year, the Council of Ministers approved the proposal of the Ministry of Transport to amend the Law on Driving License, which is in consultation with Parliament.

The Amending Law provides, inter alia: The period of validity of the student leave, which will be determined in two years. After the expiration of the two-year period and in case the driver has not received a regular driving license, he must re-submit to the process of examination and issuance of his student license. Trained drivers must, in addition to the protective helmet, wear the appropriate protective clothing that a motorcyclist must wear. Specifically, in addition to the helmet, they must wear: Jacket or vest with phosphorescent stripes, pants and boots or shoes, and protective knee pads and knee pads, gloves and back and hip protectors.

In addition, driving on the road network by an apprentice driver is regulated in such a way that trainees of all categories of moped and motorcycle can be trained on the road network, provided that they are accompanied (in another vehicle) and are under the supervision of a licensed driving instructor. Riders of mopeds and motorcycles, during their work must, in addition to the protective helmet, wear the appropriate protective clothing that a motorcyclist must wear. In particular, in addition to the helmet, they must wear: Jacket or vest with phosphorescent straps, pants and boots or shoes, protective knee pads and heels, gloves and back and hip protectors, and airbag.

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Source: politis.com.cy

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