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Driving in Portugal

Information acquired on 11/06/2009


Compulsory documents

Pink EU driving licence.

International driving license (recommended only).

Car registration or rental papers.

Country initials sticker.

International Motor Insurance Card.

Passport (recommended only).

Owner's permission required if using a vehicle belonging to a third party (recommended only).

Motorists are advised to contact the Motoring Association for information on local regulations.


Regulations

Maximum alcohol level : 0.05 %. This is to be considered dangerous : don't drink and drive.

Child seat, booster seat or fitted restraint system, compulsory up to 12 years or 1.50m.

Minimum driving age : 18 years.

Safety belt: compulsory front and back.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver and passenger.

Dipped headlights compulsory (night and day) for two-wheeled vehicles all year round.

Studded tires prohibited


Equipment

Warning triangle compulsory.

First-aid kit recommended.

Fire extinguisher recommended.

Fluorescent safety jacket compulsory.


Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 50 kph.

On roads : 90 kph.

On motorways : 120 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.


Auto clubs

Automóvel Club de Portugal (ACP)

Rua Rosa Araújo 24-26

1250-195 - LISBOA

Portugal

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