The death toll on Portuguese roads fell between January 1 and November 30 compared to the same period of the previous year, but the number of accidents and serious injuries rose, according to official provisional data.
According to the latest report by the National Road Safety Authority (ANSR) for 11 months, 435 people died on the roads, 21 fewer than in the same period of the previous year (456).
Between January 1 and November 30 of this year, 122,322 accidents were recorded, 1,572 more than in the same period of the previous year (120,750).
In the same period, there were 2.045 severely injured people, 107 more than in the 11 months of 2018.
The MRSR also indicates that 38,332 people suffered minor injuries, 647 more than in the same period last year (37,685).
The figures from the ANSR, which gathers data from GNR and PSP, also highlights that in the last week of November (22-30 November) six people died and 48 were seriously injured following road accidents.
Between January 1st and November 30th this year, the district with the highest death toll was Porto (53), followed by Lisbon (43), Braga (34), Aveiro and Santarém (both with 32).
The district of Lisbon was the district with the most serious injuries (289), followed by Porto (209) and Faro (206).
Data from the MRSR also indicate that between December 1, 2018 and November 30, 2019, 487 road fatalities were recorded (19 fewer than December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018) while serious injuries rose to 2,248 (plus 108).
ANSR data refer to deaths occurring at the scene of the accident or during transportation to the health facility and the figures for serious injuries refer to the accident victim whose bodily injury requires a hospitalization period of more than 24 hours.