This prevented most drivers from being notified of the amounts to be paid or the additional sanctions applied to them during that period, according to a report by Público.

This is recognised by the ANSR itself in the Annual Report on Internal Security (RASI) released less than two weeks ago and referring to 2022, with the fact that ANSR has been without postal services “for more than six months”.

In 2021, ANSR was also without mail for several months, according to the RASI of that year, but none of the reports mention the reason for this. Contacted by PÚBLICO, ANSR guaranteed that there were no delays in contracting CTT services and justifies the delays as being “budgetary difficulties” and “the need to obtain financial authorisations”.