PRF fines more than 3,000 drivers for speeding during Operation Semana Santa 2024 in Rio Grande do Sul


The Federal Highway Police released this Monday (1) the numbers for Operation Semana Santa 2024 in Rio Grande do Sul, where there was an increase in inspection, especially in cases of drunk driving and speeding (full numbers at the end of the article ). Five people died on federal highways in Rio Grande do Sul.

According to the PRF, 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.

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 (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

The numbers are from a report generated via

The article is in Portuguese

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