RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Experts in traffic safety warn of the risks of a federal government ordinance that once again allows the sale of alcoholic beverages at truck drivers' resting points.
Drinking and driving are one of the most common causes of accidents on federal highways. From January to October 2019, drunk driving caused nearly 4,500 accidents; 265 people died; 1,187 were seriously injured.
Trucker Sebastião Matias da Silva drives all over Brazil and says he is concerned about the number of accidents. He believes there is only one solution.
"It's not selling anything. If the . . .