GNR on the roads to check the use of seat belts, helmets and child seats

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The National Republican Guard (GNR) is carrying out an enforcement operation on mainland roads between today and March 17, targeting the use of seat belts, helmets and child restraint systems.

The “RoadPol – Safety Devices” operation, with enforcement actions focused on the most critical roads under its responsibility, is already a regular annual practice for the GNR and takes place within the framework of the European Network of Traffic Police (RoadPol), an organization created by European traffic police to improve road safety and compliance with traffic regulations, as the Guard explains in a statement.

The GNR stresses that this action “also aims to raise awareness in society of safer behavior on the part of drivers and passengers, with a view to promoting road safety and safeguarding human lives”.

“The seat belt and child restraint system (CRS) are [compulsory] passive safety devices for the occupants of a motor vehicle, the purpose of which, in the event of a traffic accident, is to prevent them from being thrown out of the vehicle or into interior parts of it, reducing the occurrence of injuries or their severity,” the GNR points out.

He also points out that, in the case of two-wheeled motor vehicles, the helmet absorbs part of the energy and disperses the force of the impact so that it is not concentrated on a single part of the head, reducing the risk of death in the event of an accident by 40%.

The GNR became a member of RoadPol at the end of 2021, integrating the operations planned by that organization into its operational planning.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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