The ANSR has reported that during the period 1st January to 15th September 2016, the number of road accidents throughout the country stood at 89,368 an increase of 4727, 5.5% compared to the same period last year.

The number of deaths during this period, however, decreased by 22 to 305.

The area with the largest number of deaths was Lisbon, 45 followed by Setubal, Aveiro and Leiria, each with 25.