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New Road Safety Campaign

The National Road Safety Authority (ANSR), the National Republican Guard (GNR), and the Public Security Police (PSP) will launch today, the 27th of April, their new Road Safety Campaign Travel without haste,as part of their 2023 National Inspection Plan.

Running between the 27th of April and the 3rd of May, the campaign aims to alert drivers to the risks of speeding, as this is one of the main causes of road accidents and is responsible for more than 60% of recorded accidents.

As you know the probability of fatalities increases as speed increases. If a vehicle drives at 30 km/h, the probability of a pedestrian surviving being knocked over is 90%. Survival figures drop dramatically and in an accident involving a pedestrian where a car is driving at 50 km/h, the survival probability drops to just 20%.

The “Travel without haste” campaign will include:

Actions to raise awareness of the ANSR in the mainland and of the services of the regional administrations of the Autonomous Region of the Azores and the Autonomous Region of Madeira;

Inspection operations, by the GNR and PSP, with particular focus on roads and accesses with high road flow and in accordance with the 2023 National Inspection Plan, in order to contribute to the reduction of the risk of accidents and the adoption of safer behaviours by drivers with regard to speeding.

The ANSR, the GNR, and the PSP remind us that speeding is a risk to your safety and that of others:

Speed is the leading cause of one-third of all fatal accidents;

The faster we drive, the less time we have to stop the vehicle when something unexpected happens;

On a journey of 20 km, increasing the speed from 50 to 60 km/hour allows you to gain only 4 minutes. Travel without haste.

Road accidents can be fatal, and by adopting sensible road behaviour road accidents and fatalities can be avoided.

Samantha Gannon

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