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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Carnival holiday had fewer accidents on Brazil's federal highways, but the number of deaths increased, according to a report released yesterday (March 2nd) by the Federal Highway Police (PRF)....
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The final six schools took part in Rio Carnival’s samba parade competition last night, on Monday February 27th, parading down the 700m stretch of the Sambódromo until the early hours...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite complaints by automobile drivers in São Paulo City about the reduction of the speed limits on major thruways, the city’s traffic engineering department (CET) says accidents have dropped by...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The anti-drinking and driving law "Lei Seca" (literally Dry Law) and its accompanying car blitz operations celebrate their six year anniversary in Rio de Janeiro. Thanks to the introduction of...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two accidents, both crashes of BRT buses in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone), have left more than 130 people injured this morning (January 13th). The accidents are part of a...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the afternoon of Thursday, July 3rd an overpass in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte, collapsed. The falling overpass reportedly smashed a passenger bus, two...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Poor track maintenance may have been behind three SuperVia train derailments in the last two weeks, the rail network’s concessionaire admitted in a press release last Friday. SuperVia also...
By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Growing roadway congestion and traffic accidents in Rio have become more frequent and deadly, with an increase in vehicle collisions on its streets. The issue was highlighted by the five...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL – Five accidents involving public buses took place across Rio de Janeiro city and the wider area on Wednesday (October 24). One person was killed and at least 58 others were...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the race to develop better infrastructure in the city before hosting the 2016 Olympics, Rio has launched an ambitious transportation plan of BRT (Rapid Bus Transit) lanes to help...
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