The campaign, which will run until August 23, is part of the 2022 National Inspection Plan, according to a joint statement from the three entities, which stress that speeding is one of the main causes of road accidents and is responsible for more than 50% of registered infractions.
“In a hit-and-run, the probability of fatalities increases depending on the speed at which the vehicles travel. If a vehicle travels at 30 km/h, the probability of the consequences of being hit by a vehicle being fatal is 10%. Increasing the speed to 50 km/h, the probability becomes 80%”, says the statement.
The “Travel without haste” campaign will feature awareness-raising actions by the ANSR in mainland Portugal and the Autonomous Region of Madeira, in addition to inspection operations, by the GNR and the PSP, with a special focus on roads and with “high road traffic”.