Road safety campaign registers more than 29,000 offenses in one week

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The “Cinto-me Vivo” road safety campaign recorded 29,532,000 infractions in one week, 829 of which were related to the use of seat belts, helmets and child seats.

According to a report released today by the National Road Safety Authority (ANSR), the Public Security Police (PSP) and the National Republican Guard (GNR), 4.5 million vehicles were inspected in person between April 5 and 11, with the security forces detecting 29,532,000 infractions.

During the week-long campaign, there were 2,543 accidents, resulting in six fatalities, 47 serious injuries and 750 minor injuries.

Compared to the same period in 2023, there were 44 fewer accidents, 10 fewer fatalities, nine fewer serious injuries and 54 fewer minor injuries.

According to the note, the six fatalities, four men and two women, were aged between 46 and 75.

The accidents with fatalities occurred in the districts of Bragança, Porto (two), Castelo Branco and Lisbon.

As part of the nationwide campaign aimed at alerting drivers and passengers to the importance of always using safety devices correctly, the security forces carried out five awareness-raising actions among 671 drivers and passengers.

This was the fourth of 12 awareness and enforcement campaigns planned under the 2024 National Enforcement Plan (PNF).

Until the end of the year, eight more campaigns will be carried out, one per month, with awareness-raising and enforcement actions.

Of the four campaigns that took place this year, 16 actions were carried out, during which more than 1,805 people were sensitized in person.

As for enforcement actions, the number of drivers inspected in person was 211,800, while around 13.0 million vehicles were inspected by radar.

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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