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Tag: Lei Seca

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A military police officer was killed during an Operação Lei Seca (Operation Dry Law) drunk driving blitz checkpoint in the Baixada Fluminense last night (April 4th) at around 10:30 PM....
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 Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Under the anti-drinking and driving law, Lei Seca, literally Dry Law, the penalties for driving drunk or while using a cell phone are about to get much harsher for Rio...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The second weekend of 2015 was not only marked by high temperatures and crowded beaches, but looting or the mass robberies known locally as “arrastões” (big drags) and the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIR, BRAZIL - Operation Lei Seca (Dry Law or Prohibition) will intensify the activity during the year-end holidays, with 250 agents to be mobilized starting on December 24th, Christmas Eve. Government sources report...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Operação Lei Seca (Operation Dry Law) is stepping up its activities to prevent drunk driving during Carnival this year. Throughout the state of Rio de Janeiro 250 agents will be...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Recent traffic studies have revealed that every 20 minutes there is a traffic-related accident in the city of Rio, an alarming increase in the last five years. In order to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A major anti-drinking and driving operation by Rio police has led to over 150 motorists being fined after new legislation was brought into effect. Of 1,800 drivers stopped, 153...

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