Between 9 January and 9 February, GNR applied fines totalling 3,540 Euros, with the vast majority of infractions detected in Faro (55), three in Odemira (Beja district) and two in Moita (Setúbal district).

The offenders were from various countries, namely Luxembourg, Germany, France, England, Poland, Spain, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland and also Portugal, the GNR said.

"With the recent legislative change, the GNR is carrying out awareness and enforcement actions in a progressive manner, by adapting to the new regulations, in coordination with local authorities," the entity noted.