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Traffic Accidents Increase on Rio Roads

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 combat this trend, both the city and state government are investing in programs to educate about road safety and crack down on road law enforcement.

During 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, O Globo reported 22,000 cases of collisions, run-overs, cars being flipped or losing control, and fallen motorcyclists, a 62 percent increase from data collected in 2007.

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