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Portugal is a delightful country to explore with a hire car. There are car rental agencies in all major towns and resorts throughout the country. For those wishing to hire a car, car hire excess insurance in Portugal is recommended.

Driving in Portugal is on the right hand side of the road. Most of the time, the rules of the road are followed. Roads are well signposted and well maintained and driving yourself around Portugal is relatively easy.

Seat belts are compulsory in Portugal. Children under 12 are not allowed to sit on the front seats. Visibility vests are compulsory in Portugal; please ensure that your car hire company has provided them.

Pay attention to speed limits in Portugal as there are frequent speed traps. Drink and driving is not tolerated and regular checks are conducted particularly in popular resorts in the Algarve. Traffic fines are paid on the spots; the police carry credit card machines.

A full UK driving license is required. If you are still using the old style driving license without a photograph, you are advised to get an international drivers licence and carry your passport with you. Always keep your car rental agreement and insurance papers with you.

It is always a good idea to take out car hire excess insurance in Portugal as you never know if you will be unfortunate enough to be involved in a road accident. Without car hire excess insurance in Portugal, there is always that possibility that you may have to pay out up to ₤3,000 in damages.