EN125 named “most dangerous road in Portugal”

The Algarve’s infamous EN125 road has been named “the most dangerous in the country” according to a report from Portugal’s road safety authority (ANSR).

The trans-Algarve national road tops the list with four “black spots” and the highest number of accidents, explains Jornal de Notícias.

The news doesn’t come as a surprise. Three months ago, Secretary of State for Internal Administration Jorge Gomes admitted the EN125 road was the country’s most dangerous.

But José Miguel Trigoso, president of Portugal’s road accident prevention authority (PRP), stresses that the worst part of the ANSR report is that the black-spots it mentions (particularly in Vila do Bispo and Faro) follow extensive and expensive renovation work designed to make the road safer.

He is therefore calling for a more “detailed analysis” to show why the EN125 is still considered to be so dangerous.

The long national road connecting every coastal town is the only alternative to the A22 motorway which the European Commission has already said is illegally charging drivers to use it (click here).