Published 2004.05.24 | Last update 2017.03.30
The fines are rather mild, plus note that usually the police gives a 10% tolerance to all those limits except on the roads classified as “tolerance zero” ones.
|The important numbers :|
|Fine +20 km/h||€300||€200||€200||€200|
|Fine +40 km/h||€600||€300(1||€300(1||€300(1|
|1) Exact fine unknown|
If stopped by the police, it is best to admit to the offence without hesitation, if a violation has taken place. You may then, if the police sees fit, be able to get away with one of the smaller fines.Fines and reactions may change without any warnings.
|Portugal in detail :|
|LICENSE – 1 month to 1 year||+41-60 km/h||300-1500|
|LICENSE – 2 months to 2 years||more than 60 km/h||500-2500|
|+ 5-30 km/h||60-300|
|+ 31-60 km/h||120-600|
|LICENSE – 1 month to 1 year||+ 61-80 km/h||300-1500|
|LICENSE – 2 months to 2 years||more than 80 km/h||500-2500|
This is unconfirmed information, please comment below.
A penalty point system was introduced in Portugal in June 2016.
All drivers are issued with 12 points by default, with between two and six points taken away every time an offence is recorded.
With 4 points left you will have to do additional road safety training. With only 2 points left you will have to retake the driving theory test.
With all points gone you will get a two-year driving ban and must retake all tests.
Drivers who avoid infractions for three years will be rewarded with three points.Generally, 2 points will be deducted from your license with any offence. For serious offences you will be deducted with more:
- 3 points: Drunk driving with alcohol readings between 0.5g/l and 0.8g/l. Excessive speed above 20km/ in urban areas
- 5 points: Drunk driving with alcohol readings between 0.8g/l and 0.2g/l.Driving under the influence of drugs. Excessive speed above 20km/ in urban areas.