Here's what you'll need to know when driving in Portugal. Anyone taking their car on a trip to Portugal should remember their MoT certificate if applicable. Also, drivers who wear contact lenses or glasses will need to carry a spare set, too.
Road deaths per 100,000 of population. UK average 3.1 (2010):
•7.9 per 100,000 of population
Minimum age for drivers
Maximum speed limit
Alcohol limit per 100ml of blood
Equipment required in car
•Warning triangle (recommended)
•Headlamp converters. These are stickers on your headlights, which prevent oncoming motorists being dazzled by UK-configured headlamps.
•Reflective jacket within reach inside the car
•Spare bulbs for car's external lights
•If drivers usually wear glasses or contact lenses, a spare pair should be carried in the car
Documentation to be carried
•Full British licence (if it's not a photo version, you'll need another form of photographic ID, such as a passport)
•Original registration document or hire-car paperwork
•Motor insurance policy
•MoT certificate if applicable
•GB sticker unless 'Euro-plates' are fitted
•A yellow '90' disc must be displayed if the driver has held a licence for less than a year. Obtain this from the Automovel de Club Portugal, the Portuguese motoring club
•Seatbelts must be worn by all vehicle occupants
•Drivers must not carry a can of petrol in the car
On the spot fines issued
•Yes some officers even carry ATMs
This information is provided as a guide to driving in the aforementioned country, but is not intended as complete legal guidance. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure they follow national driving laws.