Driving with confidence in Portugal

Learning to drive in Portugal can seem a daunting task for foreign residents, however José Santos at the Dalvor driving school in Alvor can help both new and experienced drivers to get the most out of being behind the wheel in Portugal.

For new drivers in the Algarve, learning to drive can often be the easy part as the written theory test in Portuguese is an overwhelming undertaking even for proficient Portuguese speakers.

José Santos said: “I have found that reading the test is not a problem for foreign students but understanding the theories behind the questions can be more difficult.  For this I teach in English and use images to help demonstrate ideas.”

He added: “I have never had any problems getting foreign students to pass; in fact, in my experience foreign learners tend to have a higher pass rate than Portuguese students!”

Meanwhile, for residents and visitors who may feel nervous about driving in Portugal, the Dalvor driving school offers courses to help make foreign drivers feel at ease and familiarise them with the rules of the road in Portugal.

“I am able to teach students in English and have pupils coming to me from as far away as Aljezur for lessons while I am also flexible with my teaching times being able to fit in around the student,” said José Santos.

Lessons are available at times to suit students both during the day and in the evenings from Mondays to Saturdays.

For further information about lessons with the Dalvor driving school, please call 968 563 486 or 282 476 259.