Balanço da Lei Seca após dois anos/ New drunk driving law reduces Rio death rate

New Behavior / Novo comportamento

It’s been two years since the federal drunk driving law went into effect, and the news is fabulous. According to the accountability NGO Rio Como Vamos http://www.riocomovamos.org.br/imprensa/release.php?cod_mat=1389, Rio’s accident death rate was down the first half of this year over 2009 by 13.72%. Comparing this past semester to the same period in 2008, when the Lei Seca (Dry Law) hadn’t yet been implemented, the drop is 23.41%. This, despite the fact that you can easily find out on Twitter just where the checkpoints are on a given night. The law prohibits drivers from consuming more than 0.1 milligram of alcohol per liter of air, as measured by a breathalyzer.  Depending on the amount of alcohol consumed, drunk drivers are subject to fines, loss of license, and arrest.

De acordo com a ONG fiscalizadora do Rio de Janeiro, Rio Como Vamos, http://www.riocomovamos.org.br/imprensa/release.php?cod_mat=1389, o número de mortes na cidade caiu no primeiro semestre deste ano, comparado com 2009, em 13,72%. A comparação deste ano com igual período de 2008, antes da implementação da Lei Seca, resulta numa queda maior, de 23,41%. Excelente resultado, sobretudo quando se considera que a Twitter informa a quem quiser saber a localização das tendas Lei Seca.

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American journalist, writer, editor who's lived in Rio de Janeiro for 20 years.
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