Motorcycle inspections increasing

in News · 09-06-2020 14:25:00 · 1 Comments

The PSP will intensify, from Wednesday, 10 June, and until Sunday, 14 June, the inspection of motorcycles due to the increase of this type of transport during the summer, said police on 9 June.

In a statement, the Public Security Police indicates that the operation, called “2 wheels in safety”, will especially focus on the correct use of the protective helmet, compliance with traffic lights, correct change of traffic lane and adequate manoeuvring signals, compliance with speed limits and priority rules, as well as the detection of driving situations under the influence of alcohol.

PSP explains that it intends with this operation "to create conditions so that the gradual increase in road flow does not imply an increase in accidents" and "reinforce with the drivers the need to drive defensively, minimising the greatest risks".

The PSP recorded, in the first four months of the year, 950 traffic accidents, which resulted in four fatalities and 799 injuries, 26 of which in serious condition, a decrease compared to the same period of 2019, when there were 1,192 accidents, three fatalities and 1022 injured, 44 of whom were in serious condition.

This security force also mentions that this motorcycle inspection operation is part of the achievement of one of the objectives outlined in the National Strategic Road Safety Plan (PENSE 2020).


Perhaps the Portuguese State should comply with European law and conduct yearly inspections at a testing station......therefore weeding out the more unroadworthy, unsafe, motorcycles . Rider behaviour is a separate issue and most motorcycle accidents are the result of a car driver getting it wrong, usually on a roundabout !

By mark from UK on 10-06-2020 12:18
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