Numbers from the 2022 Census released by IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) indicate that Amazonas has the smallest fleet of vehicles per inhabitant in Brazil. The Amazon average is 0.27 vehicles per resident. Throughout the State, the vehicle fleet is 1,069,794 for the population of almost 4 million people.
The IBGE survey shows that 80% of the fleet circulates on the streets of the capital of Amazonas. Salesman Matheus Alves says that the large number of vehicles on the streets is what makes traffic in Manaus chaotic. Even with the traffic jams, the seller uses the car every day.
The poor quality of public transport and even the high temperatures in the capital of Amazonas mean that people from Manaus choose to use their passenger cars. But this swells traffic in the largest metropolis in the Amazon, which poses numerous problems. Traffic specialist, Pedro Barcelos, lists what solutions could be to alleviate traffic in Manaus.
But there is no way. The majority of the population needs vehicles to fulfill commitments. And if in the interior of Amazonas the vehicle fleet is small, in the capital, the large number of cars has become synonymous with stress for many drivers.
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