Between now and 14th December the GNR will be conduction Operation TIPSOL throughout the national territory, aiming to step up surveillance of driving under the influence of alcohol and psychotropic substances and the fight against crime.
During the operation 4836 GNR officers from the National Traffic Unit of Intervention Unit and the territorial commands, will carry out enforcement action against excess alcohol and psychotropic substance abuse at locations where this is more prevalent or in places where there is evidence of crime.
Figures for 2013 and 2014, from January 1 to November 30 of each year, show that the number of drivers detected with alcohol in the blood above the legal limit has decreased from 2013 to 2014. Thus 1,045,510 tests were conducted in 2013 resulting in 28,969 exceeding the limit and 11,344 above the crime limit (equal to / greater than 1.20 g / l). In 2014 1,058,364 test were conducted, resulting in 24,332 over the limit and 9,316 above the crime rate level.
This operation, the second to be conducted, is part of the strategy to combat road accidents, defined by the National Road Safety Strategy and the “Road Safety Programme 2011-2020” of the European Union, aimed at contributing to greater safety of all road users.