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Drones will film and monitor illegal street racing in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Reports of illegal street racing, called "pegas", on Avenida das Américas in Barra da Tijuca, have led Detran, the transit authority, to deploy high-tech to effectively curb this activity on the neighborhood's main thoroughfare.

Drones operated by agents of the Cabinet for Institutional Security (GSI) began to be used in surveillance, and the numbers of the first actions are impressive.

In one action alone last week, 82 of the 89 drivers targeted were fined.

The importance of drones in enforcement is largely for . . .

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