200 police officers deployed to ensure security at MotoGP

Easter road tragedies to see police reinforced over ‘pontes’ (long breaks)

The high number of road deaths over Easter (the final tally came to 19 in the space of five days, when the year before had registered only five) has seen police reinforce patrols planned for ‘pontos’ (the times of year when Bank Holidays fall close together, or over weekends). Explain reports, the next ‘ponto’ for nationals falls next week, taking in the April 25 Bank Holiday and May 1 (another Bank Holiday).