Opinion

The land that science forgot

bolsonaro traffic science

This week, President Jair Bolsonaro submitted a bill to the House of Representatives proposing a series of changes to Brazil’s traffic laws. Among them is a move to double the number of points motorists can accrue on their licenses before facing driving bans, as well as removing the requirement to have car seats for babies and toddlers. Widely criticized by the media and specialists on traffic safety, the bill is yet another example of the Bolsonaro government proposing laws with little to no justification in science.

While the president claims the measure will benefit the population, studies show that several...

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