Portugal: Easter figures reveal more collisions as fatalities soar

Published Sat, 07/04/2018 - 12:18

Six people died on Portugal’s roads over the Easter weekend, according to figures from the GNR. During a four-day Easter safety operation, the GNR registered 974 collisions, which caused six deaths, and 19 serious injuries. 
The operation lasted 24 hours longer than last year, when the GNR registered 708 accidents and four deaths.

In related news, figures revealed last week by the national road safety authority ANSR showed more than 100 people have died on Portugal’s roads during the first three months of this year. In total, 115 fatalities have been registered on the roads, which is up 15 on the same period of last year.