PRF releases balance of Operation Semana Santa 2024 in Rio Grande do Sul

PRF releases balance of Operation Semana Santa 2024 in Rio Grande do Sul
PRF releases balance of Operation Semana Santa 2024 in Rio Grande do Sul

An increase in the flow of vehicles was recorded on all federal highways in Rio Grande do Sul, which showed intense movement mainly on Thursday, Friday (28 and 29) and Sunday (31). Actions to combat crime and traffic inspection marked the operations of the Federal Highway Police, which worked around the clock doing its part to ensure the safety of highway users.

With traffic inspection focused on conduct that generates a greater risk of fatality, the Federal Highway Police fulfilled their mission in combating traffic violence. Several actions focused on places with the highest accident rates were carried out, resulting in the inspection of 5,275 vehicles, the carrying out of 4,436 breathalyzer tests, and 3,139 traffic citations. Special highlight goes to the 173 fines for drivers who were drunk and/or who refused to take a breathalyzer test.

Overt patrols were reinforced, especially at busy times and places, making policing more visible and response times to incidents shorter.

Actions to combat crime to promote safety for highway users took place throughout the day. In approaches guided by risk analysis, vehicles suspected of being used to commit crimes were intercepted and inspected, resulting in the arrest in the act of 17 criminals.

Below, accident data from Operation Semana Santa 2024 compared to 2023:

(2023– 2024)

Accidents: 54 – 69
Injured people: 54 – 75
People killed: 5 – 5
Assessments: 2,473 – 3,139
Indictments involving alcohol levels while driving: 122- 173
Speeding violations: 1,840 – 3,106

No fatal accidents on federal highways in the region

On federal highways served by the PRF Police Station in Sarandi/RS, inspection was intensified during the Easter holiday period: 873 vehicles were stopped by police officers, 27 drivers were fined for driving under the influence of alcohol or refusing to take a breathalyzer test, 94 for prohibited overtaking, 128 for not using a seat belt, 14 for transporting a child without a restraint device (car seat) and 134 vehicles were caught speeding.

The PRF recorded 13 traffic accidents in the region, which resulted in 15 people with minor injuries. No accidents with serious injuries or deaths were recorded.

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