Brazil Highways See Less Accidents but More Deaths in Carnival 2017

Between February 24th and March 1st, the Operation Carnival period, 1,696 accidents were registered on federal highways, a figure 5.3 percent lower than last year.

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).

Between February 24th and March 1st, the Operation Carnival period, 1,696 accidents were registered on federal highways, a figure 5.3 percent lower than last year. However, 140 people died, 27 more than at the 2016 Carnival period.

One factor that contributed to this result was the occurrence of accidents with multiple deaths. The most tragic example was on . . .

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