By Amelia Meyer
It is not generally recommended that tourists opt to travel and explore Brazil on the roads, by driving a motor vehicle. The reasons include, the state of the roads are not well maintained, the parking availability in cities is low, there is a great deal of distance between cities and locations of sight-seeing; but most of all because Brazil has the highest fatality in the world from driving related accidents. It is recognized that drivers in the Brazilian cities tend to be aggressive drivers who have disregard for road rules and this is a perfect set up for road accidents.
Road rage, tailgating and other forms of illegal driving do seem to be rife in Brazil. Truck drivers vary from having a safe regard and caution in road driving, to others that are known to be intoxicated or over-worked and therefore tired.