Amendments to the Legislation relating to Traffic Addition of provisions to the Motor Vehicle and Traffic Legislation (N. 86/1972) for the immobilisation of motor vehicles – Public Instrument 5(N)/2010. On 12/2/2010 it was published in the Cyprus Government Gazette the Motor Vehicle and Traffic Public Instrument N. 5(N)/2010, which relates to the immobilisation of motor vehicles (Cyprus Gazette, Section I, Part I, No. 4230) In case that a vehicle is declared immobilised, the provisions of Article 23A(1)(b)(n) of the Legislation, according to which the registration of the motor vehicle is cancelled by the Registrar if the Registrar is convinced that the motor vehicle licence of the vehicle has not been renewed for the last three years, is not in Force anymore. Therefore, the period of immobilisation is not considered to be the same as the non-renewal period of the motor vehicle licence, in order to immobilise a vehicle. Furthermore, during the period when a vehicle is declared as immobilised, there is no need to pay a motor vehicle licence fee. A person who is using or allows the use of a vehicle which has been declared as immobilised is guilty of an offence and in case of prosecution the person may be liable to imprisonment of a period not exceeding six months or a fine of up to one thousand euro (€1.000) or to both such penalties. Furthermore, upon certain provisions (as described in Article 5C) vehicles which registration has been cancelled due to the fact that no motor vehicle licence has been renewed during the last three years, may be re-registered in case where a certification of unsuitability is presented and certain taxes are imposed, according to the provisions of the relevant Article.