Traffic fines on the up

in News · 07-02-2019 10:31:00 · 1 Comments
Traffic fines on the up

Figures published this week have shown that traffic fines have risen considerably in the last year.

According to collated data from the GNR and PSP police forces, more than a million drivers were caught speeding last year.
Last month meanwhile saw a rise of five percent in road accidents on January 2018.

Close to 11,000 accidents were registered by police during the first month of 2019, making it the month with the most accidents since 2016.

A total of 44 people lost their lives on Portugal’s roads last month, the same amount as in January 2018, with the deadliest district being Braga, followed by Porto and Santarém.


It does seem that heavy fines are not a solution to reducing road accidents so I hope other more focussed and sensible means are used to achieve safer roads rather than resorting to “lucrative” non useful to outcome strategies!

by Dr STUART FERRARIS from UK on 08-02-2019 12:51:00
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