8 deaths and more than 2 thousand accidents during the “2 Wheels: Hold on to Life” campaign

Between Tuesday and Sunday

More than two thousand accidents, which caused eight deaths, three more than in the same period of 2023, were recorded by security forces in the last six days as part of the “2 Wheels: Hold on to Life” campaign.

In a joint statement, the National Republican Guard (GNR), the Public Security Police (PSP) and the National Road Safety Authority (ANSR) indicate that between Tuesday and Sunday 2.034 accidents were recorded, resulting in eight deaths, 35 serious injuries and 573 minor injuries

Compared to the same period in 2023, there were 67 fewer accidents, three more fatalities, seven fewer serious injuries and three more minor injuries.

The eight fatal victims, all male, were aged between 23 and 67, and the accidents occurred in the districts of Braga, Porto, Leiria, Santarém, Lisbon and Beja.

During the period of this campaign, between Friday and Sunday, the Moto GP Portugal event took place at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, in Portimão, with the GNR predicting a significant increase in the volume of motorcycle traffic on the main access roads to the Algarve.

The campaign aimed to alert drivers, particularly those with two motor wheels, to drive safely, complying with the rules of the Highway Code and avoiding risky behavior, such as: driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and incorrect use of safety devices.

The campaign included the participation of services from the regional administration of the Azores and Madeira in carrying out awareness-raising actions.

During Security forces operations, 3,4 million vehicles were monitored using radar speed control, 3,3 million of which were monitored by SINCRO – National Speed ​​Control System, under the responsibility of ANSR.

Security forces inspected 52,1 vehicles.

Of the total of 3,4 million vehicles inspected during the campaign, 18,8 thousand infractions were recorded.

This was the third of 12 awareness and inspection campaigns planned under the 2024 National Inspection Plan.

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

Of the three campaigns that took place this year, 11 actions were carried out, during which more than 1.100 people were raised in person.

Regarding inspection actions, the number of drivers inspected in person was 152,2 thousand, while around 8,5 million vehicles were inspected by radar.