Eight people died on the roads during the ANSR Carnival campaign

in News · 01-03-2020 20:00:00 · 1 Comments

Eight people died on the roads in mainland Portugal during the campaign "At this Carnival, if you drink, don't drive", promoted by the National Road Safety Authority (ANSR) and which recorded more than 1,900 accidents and 45 serious injuries.

According to ANSR, during the campaign, which ran from 21 to 26 February, 1,925 road accidents were recorded (four fewer than in the 2019 campaign), which caused eight deaths (minus two), 45 seriously injured (plus six) and 596 slight injuries (minus 44).

This ANSR campaign aimed to make drivers aware of the dangers associated with risky driving behaviours, namely those resulting from tiredness, consumption of alcoholic beverages, use of mobile phones and excessive speed, both when travelling to places of entertainment or when returning home.

The initiative had a partnership with the Institute of Mobility and Transport (IMT), Infrastructures of Portugal (IP) and the Portuguese Association of Highway or Bridge Toll Concession Companies (APCAP), through the dissemination of road safety messages on the panels on Portuguese roads, as well as on the respective websites and social networks.

According to ANSR, in the context of a Carnival period, the municipal councils of Loulé, Mealhada, Ovar, Sines and Torres Vedras have joined this campaign in terms of road safety, disseminating the video alluding to the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, on their websites and social networks.

On social networks, the campaign reached 36,000 people. As for the information posted on message boards on the roads, it is estimated that they were seen by 40 million people during the campaign period.


There should be a National Road Safety Campaign year-round. The standard of driving here is the worst that I have seen and I have driven all over Europe, the USA, Australia and parts of Africa.

By Michael from Algarve on 01-03-2020 08:08
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