In Portugal you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90-100 km/h (55-62 mph) on undivided highways.
Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it.
It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.
Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called gasolina or Sem chumbo (95/98). Petrol costs about €1.40 ($1.72) per liter.
Diesel option is called Gasóleo.
Most popular petrol stations in Portugal are Repsol, Intermarché, Jumbo, BP and Galp.
Road assistance is available at 808 22 22 22 (Automovel Club de Portugal (ACP)) or null (Estrada24). For general news on Portugal's traffic use Estradas – PT. For news on Portugal’s motorways and tolls use Portugal Tolls.
An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home.
In order to rent a car: