Cars stuck on a traffic jam at Rio-Niterói Bridge crossing the Guanabara Bay, leaving Niterói and heading towards the city of Rio de Janeiro. Seen from the back of a bus.
Due to ongoing BRT construction works in Avenida Brasil, as the cars approach Rio, traffic clogs don’t matter the time of the day. It is even worse during the morning, when commuters from Niterói drive to Rio in their daily pendulum migration.
Welcome to Rio – this bridge serves as one of the main accesses to the city of Rio de Janeiro. There is a toll for those leaving Rio on the way to Niterói and no toll on the opposite direction.
Talking about seat belts: Most drivers in Rio respect the law of wearing the seat belt on the front seat, which is normally enforced around the city. However, as you may notice in this photograph, there are still some cariocas that don’t understand the importance of fastening their belts (even on the front seat). The situation gets more complicated on the back seat – there, a considerable part of the population is still being educated as to why they are expected to fasten the belts.
Photo taken on 10/Jan/2016.