Govt. approves plan to reduce road deaths by half


The Portuguese government has approved a National Strategic Road Safety Plan (PENSE 2020), which includes 108 measures focused on reducing road deaths by half by 2020. 

PENSE was approved on Wednesday in a cabinet meeting following a public consultation. Its targets include reducing the number of road traffic accident deaths by 56 percent and serious injuries by 22 percent by 2020, compared to figures in 2010. 

PENSE 2020’s strategic objectives include “improving management of road safety,” making users, infrastructure and vehicles “safer,” and “improving assistance to and support for victims.”