In a statement, the GNR released provisional data for the period between December 22nd and 7:30am today, during which it registered 867 accidents, which caused eight fatalities, 12 serious injuries, and 199 minor injuries.

In total, 28,389 drivers were inspected, of which 217 were driving with excess alcohol. Of these, 107 were arrested for having a blood alcohol level equal to or greater than 1.2 g/l.

65 people were also arrested for driving without a driving licence.

Of the 5,404 offenses detected, 1,680 were due to speeding, 406 to the lack of mandatory periodic inspections, 186 to the lack or incorrect use of seat belts and/or child seats, 111 to improper use of mobile phones while driving and 147 the lack of obligatory civil liability insurance.

The GNR's "Operation Christmas and New Year 2022" runs until January 2nd.