Accidents Decline with Reduced Speed Limits in São Paulo

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 nearly thirty percent on the Tiete and Pinheiros Marginais (São Paulo’s beltway) since the measure was adopted in July.

The speed limit for the marginais fell from 90 km/hour to 70 km/hour on express lanes and from 60 km/hour to 50 km/hour on local lanes. The city has also been lowering speed . . .

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