Cyprus To Introduce

Airbags For Delivery Riders


iStock 12535014301The bill provides for an array of protective gear for professional riders. PHOTO: ISTOCK29 DEC - Delivery professionals, riding motorcycles or mopeds in Cyprus will need to be equipped with motorcycle airbags.

The change is about to happen should the House of Representatives on the Mediterranean island pass a bill drafted by the Road Transport Department after a suggestion submitted by the Cyprus Police. The bill also explicitly provides that those riders, driving a motorcycle or a moped with a learner’s permit, as well as delivery riders, should wear a protective helmet, vest and trousers, as well as protective knee and elbow pads, gloves, with back and hip protectors.


The proposal provides a harsher sentences for professional drivers, who do not have a valid, appropriate driving licence. Learner’s permits will not be accepted / valid for riding a motorcycle or a moped for professional purposes. Based on the proposal, delivery drivers, operating without a proper driving licence, will be subject to a fine of up to €6,000, and/or imprisonment for up to two years.