Cyprus Press and Information Office has a released a 10-minute video about Cyprus environment, which Brian from www.cypenv.org was kind enough to rip and post on its video section.
- Don't have to wait for the road disc to arrive by post.
- You will get your disc even if your postal address in Road Department's system is wrong.
- Less secure. The only way for an official to authenticate the disc is to read the bar-code on the disc. And for 100% authenticity, you have to login to the central database.
- Not everyone has printers, and the webpage does not warn that you need to have one until you have paid. The system let's you save the image as a PNG file, which means various software will print it in various size. A PDF would have been a much wiser choice.
My opinion is that the old way was better. Waiting for a few days for the road tax disc to arrive was not a problem for me. Now I have the hassle to go to work and print it from there, and potentially suspicious policemen.
If you want to get an idea how it looks like, here is a blurred up version: