More than 500 drivers caught with alcohol in the “Zero Tax on Driving” campaign

Over the course of a week, 50.623 cars were inspected in person

More than eight thousand infractions, 521 of which were for driving under the influence of alcohol, were recorded by security forces in seven days, as part of the “Zero Tax on Driving” campaign, which ended on Wednesday.

In a joint statement, the National Republican Guard (GNR), the Public Security Police (PSP) and the National Road Safety Authority (ANSR) indicate that over the course of a week, 50.623 vehicles were inspected in person, with a total of 8.269 registered. infractions.

During the operation, which took place between 1 and 7 February, 2.245 accidents were recorded, which caused eight fatalities, 36 serious injuries and 735 minor injuries.

Compared to the same period in 2023, there were 400 fewer accidents, one fewer fatality, 12 fewer serious injuries and 21 fewer minor injuries, they report.

The accidents with fatal victims, all male and aged between 22 and 83, occurred in the districts of Lisbon, Aveiro, Beja, Braga, Coimbra, Leiria and Setúbal.

The “Zero Tax at the Wheel” campaign included the participation of the regional administration services of the Azores and Madeira in carrying out awareness-raising actions.

This was the second of 12 awareness and inspection campaigns planned under the 2024 National Inspection Plan (PNF).

Until the end of the year, 10 more campaigns will be carried out, one per month, with awareness-raising and inspection actions.

Of the two campaigns that took place this year, seven actions were carried out, during which more than 850 people were raised in person.

Regarding inspection actions, the number of drivers inspected in person was approximately 100,1 thousand and around 5,1 million vehicles were inspected using radars.