1,800 traffic violations related to goods transport in one week

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 30-11-2019 14:00:00 · 1 Comments

Portugal’s traffic policing National Republican Guard (GNR) announced that between 18 and 24 November more than 1,800 violations related to goods transportation were recorded, 247 of which due to excess weight.

In the operation "ECR - Vehicles for the Transport of Goods" inspected by the GNR, 2,904 drivers, and 1,853 infringements were recorded.

Of the violations recorded, 394 were related to tachographs, 247 for overweight, 107 related to anomalies in lighting and signalling systems, 66 for lack of MOT - mandatory periodic inspection, 34 for poor conditioning and arrangement of cargo and 43 related to anomalies in tyres.

The aim of the operation was "to ensure compliance with legal regulations, to promote road safety for users and to reduce road accident rates".

The GNR action is part of an initiative of the European Transport Inspection Services, members of the Euro Contrôle Route (ECR), which has been carrying out a series of checks on this type of vehicle.

The GNR points out that "the liberalisation of the freight market and the absence of land borders has led to an increase in the circulation of heavy goods vehicles".

In 2018, the GNR recorded 1,933 infringements, resulting from checks on 2,830 drivers.


Where I live in the 'unreported' north logging trucks are always over weight and without inspection, sometimed they have a number plate and nearly always driven eratically especially after lunch time, also truck drivers nearly always have a phone glued to their ear or are texting whilst driving, the wife and I have nearly been hit at least 5 times.

By John from Porto on 01-12-2019 10:01
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