15 dead on the roads during the Christmas period (21st – 26th December)

Last day of operation “Tranquilo Natal” recorded one dead and three seriously injured

One person died and three were seriously injured in the 176 accidents reported by the GNR on the last day of Operation Tranquility, according to the corporation. According to the data recorded between 00.00 and 24.00 on Wednesday 26th, the last day of operation “Natal Tranquilo”, there were still 44 minor injuries in accidents on roads under GNR jurisdiction. However , in total, 15 people died on national roads during the Christmas operation period.

The district with the most accidents registered on the last day of operation “Natal Tranquilo”, between 21.00 on Friday and 24.00 on Wednesday, was Porto (29), followed by Lisbon (24), Faro and Aveiro ( 16), Braga (13), Viseu (11) and Coimbra and Leiria (11). The only fatality was recorded in an accident in the Faro district and the three seriously injured in disasters in Lisbon, Viseu and Beja.

During the operation “Natal Tranquilo”, the GNR reinforced the patrol and inspection in the roads with the highest traffic at this time of the year in the country. The operation counted on the participation of more than 1,400 military personnel of the National Transit Unit and the Territorial Commands. The objective was, according to the GNR, to prevent road accidents, to ensure traffic flow and to support all road users in order to provide them with a safe journey.


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