Car Hire in Algarve,
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• License: A valid Driver's License or an International Driving License
• Minimum acceptable rental age of driver: 21
• Young drivers fee (less than 25 years old): 20.00 euros per rental
• All Traffic flow: right side of the road
• Emergency National Phone Number : 112
Here are a few tips to guide you when driving in Portugal, Algarve.
Otherwise signalized here are the following speed limits :
• Built-up areas (Inside Villages, Cities or Towns): 50 km/h = 30 mph
• Other roads (Outside Villages, Cities or Towns) : 90 km/h = 54 mph
• Motorways: 120 km/h = 72 mph
Important Warnings to Drivers "
• Documents relating to the car and its Insurance must be kept in the vehicle.
• "On the Spot" Traffic fines can be applied by the Police
and may demand immediate payment either in cash or using a Credit Card.
• Seat belts fitted in back and front of a vehicle must be worn at all times.
• Children under 12 years old are prohibited from sitting in
the front seat and are required to be fastened in the
appropriate style chairs for their age in the back.
• At the junction of two roads of equal importance, traffic
coming from the right always has priority unless otherwise signalled.
• Vehicles already in a traffic circle (roundabout) always
have priority over those vehicles about to enter into it.
• It is against the law to park on the side of any road
facing the oncoming traffic lane. Breaking this law is very
dangerous to other drivers as they will not be expecting
this unlawful movement.
• Vehicles must carry warning triangle sign and a reflector vest.
• Drivers are not permitted to accept or make mobile phones
calls whilst the vehicle is in motion.
• Speed limits are enforced by radar traps, cameras, and
often unmarked police cars.
• A driver's blood alcohol level is not allowed to exceed
0.05 percent and the penalties are extremely stiff and high
levels of alcohol may include time in prison.
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