The GNR registered between 24th – 26 th December, during the “Natal Tranquilo”,traffic operation 587 accidents and one fatal, representing more accidents than last year but less deaths, according to provisional data.
This year, and in the area of action of the GNR, also registered six seriously injured and 243 slight injuries, according to information available on the website of the National Republican Guard (GNR).
Last year, in the same three days, the GNR had registered 460 road accidents, seven dead, 15 seriously injured and 136 slightly injured.
This year there were 127 more accidents than last year, six fewer dead, nine seriously injured and 107 slight injuries.
The accident with the deadly victim occurred on Saturday in the Porto district, while the day with more accidents (283) happened on Friday.
The GNR intensified, between Friday and Monday, highway inspections with patrols in all the national territory for the routes with greater traffic at this time of the year.
The aim of the operation was to prevent road accidents, to ensure traffic flow and to support all road users in order to provide them with a safe journey.