Bolsonaro Supporter Criticizes President’s Proposed Traffic Bill

“How much does a child’s car seat cost? I don’t know, but I know how much a plot at the cemetery costs, I know how much a coffin costs,” says lawmaker Christiane Yared.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A bill introduced last week by Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, to ease penalties on drivers who disobey traffic rules, has been receiving widespread criticism. Some of the harshest criticism has come from federal Deputy Cristiane Yared, a Bolsonaro supporter who lost her son due to a drunken driver in 2009.

“Brazil’s traffic is a war zone,” Chamber of Deputies legislator Christiane Yared, told The Rio Times in an exclusive interview.

Since the accident which took her son ten years ago, Yared has been a traffic safety activist, trying . . .

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