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Rio’s Centro Shows Biggest Decrease in Traffic Accidents

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a recent study of traffic accidents throughout Rio de Janeiro, from 2008 to 2015, Rio’s business hub, Centro, has seen the biggest decrease in traffic accidents with a 30.5 percent decline. Government officials attribute the decrease to adjustments in traffic signaling and the creation of new pedestrian crossings as part of the city's Passos Seguros (Safe Steps) program.

The results were recorded in the city government’s study, Estudo de Segurança de Pedestres e Plano de Ação (Study of Pedestrian . . .

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