The GNR will be intensifying enforcement action throughout the country from 31st December to 3rd January

This will be aimed at those: driving under the influence of alcohol and psychotropic substances; speeding; driving without a licence:, failure to comply with traffic rules; incorrect or non-use of seat belts and restraint systems for children and improper cell phone use while driving.

Driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and non-use of seat belts are three major cause of casualties on Portuguese roads, so the GNR urges all drivers to practice safe driving, prudent and alcohol free. More recent data indicates that the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol are so serious that one in three drivers killed in road accidents driving with an illegal blood alcohol rate.