Driving under the influence of alcohol increased in Portugal in the first half of the year, with 4688 drivers having levels above those permitted by law. In addition, there has also been an increase in road crimes
As Road and Highway Codes over the 2022 major crimes, second referring to the first half, and road crimes, second referring to pre-pan-pan levels. Newspaper.
Driving under the influence of alcohol was the most recorded violation of the Highway Code by the PSP and GNR.
In the first half of this year, 19,679 road crimes were recorded in advance in the same diary, adding that the number increased compared to the same period in 2019, 2020, 2021.
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Of the total, 4,688 drivers were found to have a blood alcohol level higher than that allowed by law. In the week of July 5 to 11 alone, in which the July and August 4 “Taxa Zero ao Volante” campaign runs, 866 drivers with a higher blood alcohol level as prescribed by law were caught.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the main offenses committed by drivers.
PSP and GNR data also show that, on the other hand, non-driving offenses in 2022 (3743) decreased compared to the same period in 2021 (4618).