Operation Dry Law on Rio’s Roads

By Philip Sever, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Operation Dry Law (Operacao Lei Seca) was introduced in Rio de Janeiro one month ago (March 19th), to reduce the number of accidents on Rio's roads and concentrating particularly on those caused by drunk drivers. The program has involved military police, civil police and highway police and has covered the whole state of Rio de Janeiro. Breath testing has concentrated on areas with the highest accident rates such as Avenida Brasil and Avenida das Americas.

On June 19, 2008, Brazil passed a zero tolerance law for drivers with any measurable content . . .

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