Eight dead and 14 seriously injured on the roads over the first summer weekend

in News · 26-06-2020 01:00:00 · 1 Comments

Eight people died and 14 were seriously injured on Portuguese roads during the first weekend of summer, numbers “much higher” than the average recorded over the last days, revealed the National Road Safety Authority (ANSR).

“Over the first weekend of summer, eight people lost their lives on Portuguese roads and 14 were seriously injured. These numbers are much higher than the average recorded in recent years”, states the ANSR, in a statement, pointing out that six of those who died were riding motorcycles.
According to Road Safety, the eight fatalities were recorded in the districts of Braga (3), Lisbon (1), Santarém (2), Setúbal (1) and Viseu (1) and half on national and regional roads.
ANSR also reports that six of the fatalities were travelling on motorcycles and mopeds and the remaining two in light vehicles.
In view of these figures, ANSR is concerned about “the sharp increase in accidents over the last few days” after the confinement.
In this sense, they appeal to the Portuguese to give priority to life and to comply with safety rules on the return to the road, stressing that the attitude shown by the Portuguese during the confinement “saved lives”.
In the statement, ANSR recalls that it launched on 12 June the road safety campaign “What if the road spoke?” with the objective of alerting the population to maintain the same responsibility demonstrated during confinement when returning to the road and to adopt safe behaviours while driving.


Im not surprised at theses, having driven over here now for 6 months i am utterly disgusted with some of the drivers over here
1-roundabouts, dont slow down and treat them as a race track
2- mobile phones stuck to their ears while pretending to know how to drive
3- tailgating as if its some game
Really need the GNR to start fining these idiots heavily

By Nigel Davis from Algarve on 27-06-2020 04:15
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