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Friday, May 12, 2006

Fines for beachgoers who disobey warnings

Beachgoers in Portugal who ignore instructions from lifeguards or fail to heed flags warning of dangerous seas may be fined anything from 55 to 1.000 euros. The idea behind the new law announced by the government Thursday is aimed ate cracking down on beach accidents and drowning deaths during the official bathing season, which runs from June 1 to Sept. 30. According to statistics last year authorities recorded 21 drowning deaths at Portuguese beaches, four more than the previous year.

So please if you do visit Portugal remember Red flags raised by lifeguards forbid anyone from entering the sea, while a yellow flag warns bathers not to stray out of their depth. Colour blind tourist may not use Portuguese beaches.

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At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Daniela Mann said...

Mais um excelente pos Luís!
Obrigada pelo seu link!
Beijinhos da Dani

At 5:57 PM, Blogger Pedro Melo said...

Bom post! Eu gostei principalmente da ultima frase! Que se cuidem ou vão ver as notas a sair da carteira!!!!

... qual será a proxima proibição?


At 7:00 PM, Anonymous Luar de Londres said...

I think it's a good idea to penalize those chaps who ignore the WARNING SIGNS


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