Number of road deaths increases

in World · 05-07-2019 01:00:00 · 1 Comments

Despite less accidents, numbers of dead and critically injured rise

According to the National Authority for Road Safety (ANSR), between 1 January and 30 June two hundred and twenty four people died on the road, six more than the previous year. Moreover, the amount of critically injured people on Portuguese roads rose by one hundred and one, with a grand total of nine hundred and ninety four victims.

During the observed period there was a grand total of 63,058 accidents in Portugal, 382 less than last year.

With regards to district ranking, Porto recorded the most dead, followed by Braga, Lisbon, Aveiro, and Faro, respectively. With regards to those critically injured, Lisbon leads the ranks, followed by Porto, Faro and Santarém.

In a bid to counter the number of deaths on the roads of Portugal, parliament has approved measures to make the roads of the country safer.
Parliament has approved two proposals containing recommend-ations for combating road fatalities. The proposals were made by the Christian-Democrats (CDS-PP), who asked that the Government implements widespread plans for education, prevention and sensitisation of road safety measures.

Moreover, CDS-PP also defended that the Executive should ‘urgently update the Traffic Signals Regulation’ and implement a star-based rating system, reflecting road’s safety levels nationwide.


I’m my experience as a driver in Portugal I have to say this is no surprise. The standard of driving in Portugal is very poor, it must be one of the worst in Europe. A lack or road awareness, driving too fast, overtaking in ridiculous places and driving whilst using a phone seems to be standard practice for Portuguese drivers...

By Raymond Lehky from Lisbon on 06-07-2019 11:26
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