More than 860 drivers caught driving with phones in one week

in News · 19-02-2020 15:49:00 · 1 Comments

More than 860 drivers were caught driving with a mobile phone during the seven days of the “Smartphone, Smartdrive” operation carried out by GNR across the country, police said on 19 February.

In a statement of the balance of the operation, which took place between 11 and 17 February, the National Republican Guard said that it inspected 39,000 drivers and detected 13,228 traffic offenses, 863 of which were due to the use of a mobile phone while driving.

GNR also points out that it registered 2,845 infractions for speeding, 878 for lack of mandatory periodic inspection, 723 for anomalies in the lighting and signalling systems, 544 for lack of seat belt or baby seat and 375 for lack of mandatory civil liability insurance.

During the seven days of the operation, the GNR military also detected 449 drivers with excess alcohol, of which 197 were detained for driving with an alcohol rate greater than 1.2 grams per litre in the blood, and 135 for lack of legal skills to drive.

GNR intensified the inspection, between 11 and 17 February, of the improper use of the mobile phone while driving in order "to contribute to the reduction of the risk of accidents and to the adoption of safer behaviour by drivers".

In the note, this security force recalls that the incorrect use and handling of mobile phones, tablets, or similar devices, for making calls, sending written messages or consulting social networks, while driving carries associated risks, such as distraction impairment, motor limitation and cognitive conditioning.

GNR also states that, during the year 2020, it will continue to exercise "intensive supervision and will be particularly concerned with the risky behaviour of drivers", especially those that jeopardize road safety.


Excellent news. Out of interest, how many of those infractions were committed by BMW drivers?

By Richard Haylock from Porto on 19-02-2020 04:07
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