GNR reinforces road patrols as part of 'Christmas, New Year' operation

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 21-12-2019 08:00:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal's National Republican Guard (GNR) on Friday began Operation "Christmas and New Year" by reinforcing road patrols on the country's busiest roads to prevent accidents and ensure traffic flow.

The operation, which ends on 5 January, GNR is to involve about 4,600 officers a day from the National Traffic Unit and the Territorial Commands during Christmas and New Year.

The officers will be attentive to speeding, dangerous manoeuvres, overtaking, changing direction and giving way, using a mobile phone while driving, not driving on the far-right lane on motorways and main and complementary routes and using seat belts.

In a communication, GNR advised drivers to make a careful planning of trips, avoiding the periods at the end of the day, when it is expected greater intensity of traffic, rest conveniently before making the trip and, at least every two hours, or whenever they feel the need, make stops to rest and adjust the speed to the weather conditions, the state of the road and the volume of road traffic.

That safety force suggested keeping calm in situations of high traffic intensity, which can force traffic at low speed, and avoiding manoeuvres that can result in traffic embarrassment or contribute to accidents.


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