Portugal

Published 2004.05.24 | Last update 2015.02.01

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 :
Speed-limit 50 90 100 120
Fine +20 km/h €300 €200 €200 €200
Fine +40 km/h €600 €300(1 €300(1 €300(1
LICENSE 90 150 160 180
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 :
Violation Fine (Euro)
+5-20 km/h 60-300
+21-40 km/h 120-600
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
“Crossing white lines, jumping red lights, ignoring policemen signals, all are subject to losing a licence to drive from two months up to one year. Passing another vehicle on their right side then the driver can be fined up to €1250. Drivers failing to respect for Stop signs can lead to a fine of up to €2500.”
This is unconfirmed information, please comment below.
There is no penalty point system in Portugal.

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