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Changes in the Brazilian Traffic Code come into force

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Changes made to the Brazilian Traffic Code come into force today, April 12th. The main change is the extension of the National Driver's License (CNH) validity period to ten years for drivers up to 50 years old. The changes were sanctioned by President Jair Bolsonaro in October last year when it was defined that the validity period would start 180 days after the sanction.

Physical and mental fitness tests for renewing the CNH will no longer be held every five years. From now on, the validity will be ten years for drivers under 50 years . . .

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