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Our series of Algarve driving blogs give all kinds of information for both residents and visitors about various aspects of driving here. This latest one talks all about the toll roads – how to use them and what the fees are...
Continuing the series about driving in the Algarve, here you can find everything you need to know about driving licences. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, there are requirements to be followed in Portugal just as in any other country. Here we recap some information to help you on your way…. 
  In Portugal, there are specific documents which you're required to carry with you whilst driving. With the government’s effort to improve safety on Portugal’s roads, spot checks are common. If you're stopped by the police, you're likely to receive a hefty fine for each missing document. Read on to be familiar with the local requirements...  
This series of blogs covers the basics of driving on Portugal’s roads, including local road regulations, required documents, how to get a Portuguese driving licence, and much more. This blog features information on Portugal speed limits, how to deal with accidents and breakdowns, and all about the Algarve's road safety regulations... 
Driving abroad can be a daunting prospect even for the experienced driver but, in reality, it's not that different from driving in your homeland. Having driven in numerous countries and negotiated my way around some of the busiest cities in the world, I find the Algarve one of the least stressful places to take to the road.  If you’re used to driving on the left, it may...