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    Portugal Traffic Signs

    Portugal traffic signs

    Most traffic signs in Portugal are (virtually) the same as traffic signs in many other EU countries. Here, in particular, Portuguese road signs are listed that may differ from those in your home country or differ from familiar road signs in terms of appearance or significance.

    Road signs Portugal

    • The road signs in Portugal are broadly similar to those in other countries.
    • A rectangular white sign with a black place name indicates the start of the built-up area. The same sign with a slanting red line indicates the end of the built-up area.

    Car and motorcycle

    • A round blue sign with a white headlight and downward beams means drivers must use low beam.
    • A triangular white sign with a red border and an image of a car surrounded by black dots warns of poor visibility.
    • A round blue sign with a tire with a snow chain on it means that snow chains are mandatory.
    • A white round sign with a red border, a black arrow curving to the left (or right) and a red diagonal bar over it means: Turn left (or right) prohibited.
    • A round white sign with a red border and two cars with a number in between, indicates how many meters drivers must keep from their predecessor.
    • A round white sign with a red border and a horn with a red diagonal line through it means that it is prohibited to blow the horn.

    Motorcycle and moped

    • Portugal has an extra variant on the overtaking ban. The prohibition sign shows a black passenger car on the right and a red motorcycle on the left: Prohibition for motorcycles and mopeds to overtake motor vehicles.

    Bicycle and pedestrian

    • In addition to the well-known round blue bicycle path sign, there are also similar signs indicating a bicycle / pedestrian path, with or without separate sections for cyclists and pedestrians.

    Indications

    Atenção: Caution, beware
    Auto-estrada (AE): Motorway
    Cuidado: Careful, beware
    Curva perigosa: Dangerous bend
    The a prioridade: Give way
    Devagar: Slow
    Desvio: Diversion
    Estacionamento proibido: Parking ban
    Estacionar: Parking
    Estrada fechada: Road closed
    Gelo: Ice cream
    Neve: Snow
    Pedágio: Toll
    Pedestre: Pedestrian
    Perigo: Danger
    Permitido: Allowed
    Prohibido: Prohibited
    Sentido único: One-way street
    Stop, pare: Stop
    Vire: Turn

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