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02 November 2018

Brazil’s safer roads as casualties fall

First published26/10/2018

Brazil has seen an improvement in road safety during the first eight months of 2018. There were 18% fewer casualties from road crashes in the first eight months of 2018 compared with the same period in 2017. The insurance company, Seguradora Lider, said that it paid compensation claims for 216,023 incidents in the first eight months of 2018, against 263,841 for the same period in 2017. The number of compensation payments for road traffic deaths fell by 6% to 26,032 for the first eight months of 2018 compared to 2017. Meanwhile the number of compensation payments for serious injuries dropped 25% to 143,363.

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