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Drive on the right side of the road.
The minimum age required to drive is 18.
Always carry your driver’s license when operating a motor vehicle in Madeira.
Motorists that use corrective glasses must keep an extra pair in the car.
Portugal has a very strict law on drink and driving. They only allow 0.5 mg of alcohol per milliliter of blood, where in the U.K. the limit is 0.8 only.
Use your seatbelts, it is compulsory.
Children under 12 years cannot sit in the front seat, unless they are over 150cm tall and child safety seats must be used for all children under the age of 3.
Stick to the speed limits, they are implemented severely. Speeding can occur to on-the-spot fine and your vehicle can be impounded.
The speed limit is 50 km/h in the town and 120 km/h on motorways.
It is illegal to use your mobile phone while driving unless you have a hands-free kit.
Portugal has tolls on its motorways.
Give way on roundabouts.
Passing on the right (undertaking) in a free-flowing traffic is illegal.
Make sure your vehicle is equipped with headlamp converters, this is compulsory.
Wearing of visibility vests before getting out of the car is now obligatory in Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Norway, Portugal and Spain (and likely to become compulsory throughout the EU).
So make a quote and save up to 50% on car rental in Madeira
Minifrom $ 17/day
Economyfrom $ 18/day
Compactfrom $ 24/day
Exotic / Specialfrom $ 25/day
Stationwagonfrom $ 26/day
SUVfrom $ 27/day
We offer a comparison of all the rent a car companies in Madeira: