In a statement, the National Road Safety Authority (ANSR), the GNR and the PSP said that during that period 2,646,373 vehicles were inspected under speed control by radar, 83 percent of which by SINCRO - National Speed Control System (responsibility of ANSR).

Of the vehicles inspected, 23,048 were driving at excessive speed, of which 11,892 were detected by security forces’ radars and 11,156 by ANSR’s.

The road safety campaign “Travel without Haste”, which took place between 10 and 16 August, aimed to alert drivers to the risks of speeding.

Included in the 2021 National Inspection Plan, the campaign was shared across digital media and through five awareness-raising actions by ANSR, carried out simultaneously with inspection operations carried out by the GNR and PSP in Alverca, Viseu, Arrifana, Castelo Branco and Porto Alto.

In the campaign, 520 drivers and passengers were approached and informed about the risks of speeding.

With regard to accidents, during the campaign period, the authorities recorded a total of 2,535 accidents, resulting in 17 deaths, 60 serious injuries and 863 minor injuries.

According to the press release, compared to the same period of 2020, there were 415 more accidents, 11 more deaths, 19 more serious injuries and 184 more minor injuries.