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Rush Hour in Brazil

In São Paulo, Brazil, each vehicle is assigned a certain day of the week in which they cannot travel the roads during rush hour (7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and also 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.).

The day of the week for each vehicle is derived from the last digit in the licence plate number and the rule is enforced by traffic police and by hundreds of strategically positioned traffic cameras backed by computerized image-recognition systems that issue tickets to offending drivers.

This policy is aimed at reducing the number of vehicles on the roads and encouraging the use of buses, subway and the urban train systems.

Info from Wikipedia. Do you remember the days of gasoline shortage in this country when you could buy fuel only on certain days determined by the last digit of your licence plate?

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