The Santa Catarina Military Police (PMSC), through the Military Highway Police Command (CPMRv), begins Operation All Souls 2023 on Santa Catarina’s state highways at 7pm this Wednesday, November 1st. Specific actions will continue until 7am next Monday, the 6th.
The 25 CPMRv road stations will be involved in this operation, where military police officers will adopt as a priority a user awareness policy, in order to prevent as much as possible the occurrence of traffic accidents, as well as possible infractions, reinforcing the following recommendations: do not drive after drinking alcoholic beverages, use a seat belt and appropriate restraint devices, respect the speed limits, only overtake safely, do not use a cell phone while driving, as well as other general rules of circulation and conduct in traffic.
In addition to the awareness aspect, the CPMRv will also carry out rigorous inspection on the highways under its responsibility, using the equipment it has available for this purpose, such as portable speed meters (radars) and breathalyzers. Furthermore, police barriers will be set up, mainly aimed at combating illegal possession of weapons, smuggling and embezzlement, drug trafficking and locating fugitives from justice.
In the same operation carried out in 2021, 73 accidents were recorded, 35 with victims and 36 without victims, involving 126 vehicles. The accidents caused injuries to 52 people and two lost their lives. In 2022 there was no long holiday.
PMRv warns all drivers to check the condition of their vehicle, such as mechanics, brakes, lighting system and tires, before traveling; and also to regularize mandatory documents, thus avoiding inconvenience during the tour.