The GNR’s Faro Territorial Command carried out a series of operations in the district, between 19 and 25 September, with the aim of “preventing and combating violent crime and road surveillance”, says the GNR in a statement.

During these actions, 56 people were arrested: 20 for driving under the influence of alcohol, 13 for driving without a legal license and eight for drug trafficking.

With regard to traffic violations, the GNR reports that it detected 619 violations, of which 184 were for speeding, 56 for lack of mandatory periodic inspection, 48 for lack or incorrect use of seat belts and/or child restraint systems and 30 for improper use of mobile phone while driving.

According to the same report, with regard to accidents on the Algarve roads, 120 accidents were recorded, resulting in one serious injury and 26 minor injuries.