Portuguese Policy on Vehicle crime

To face the high level of road accidents in Portugal the National Plan for the Prevention of Road Accidents (NPPRA) was approved in 2003. The Plan established the general aim of cutting the rate of deadly victims and serious injuries by 50% until 2010 and laid down further aims targeting more vulnerable members of the population.

Having realized that such objectives had been met before their deadline, a National Road Safety Strategy for 2008-2015 aiming to place Portugal among the 10 EU countries with a low number of road fatalities (measured in deaths to 30 days per million inhabitants).

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