The National Road Safety Authority (ANSR), the National Republican Guard (GNR) and the Public Safety Police (PSP) are launching tomorrow, August 16, the Road Safety Campaign “travel without haste”, included in the 2022 National Inspection Plan.
This takes place from August 16 to 23 and aims to “alert motorists to the risks of speeding, given that it is one of the main causes of road accidents and that it is responsible of more than 50% of the offenses observed”.
In a hit-and-run, the probability of death increases with the speed at which the vehicles are traveling. If a vehicle is traveling at 30 km/h, the probability that the consequences of being hit by a vehicle are fatal is 10%. By increasing the speed to 50 km/h, the probability becomes 80%.
The campaign “Travel without haste” will integrate awareness actions of the ANSR on the continental territory and of the service of the regional administration of the Autonomous Region of Madeira; inspection operations, by the GNR and the PSP, with particular emphasis on roads and accesses with heavy road traffic and in accordance with the National Inspection Plan 2022, in order to contribute to the reduction of the risk of accidents and the adoption of safer measures driver behavior with respect to speeding.
Awareness-raising actions will take place simultaneously with the inspection operations in the following places:
16 August, 2 p.m.: Avenida Marechal Norton de Matos (next to the Repsol pumps), Lisbon;
August 17, at 10 a.m.: A2 – Flat toll via Coina, south-north direction;
18 August, at 2 p.m.: Barreira Alva, Torres Novas;
August 19, at 8:00 a.m.: IC8 Km 92 – Perdigão Junction, Castelo Branco;
August 21, at 10 a.m.: EN2 Ponte do Soito – Góis;
August 22, at 9 a.m.: Avenida das Comunidades Sociais, Leiria;
August 23, at 8 a.m.: A3 Km11 north-south direction – Trofa service area.