Remain Calm! Listen to the Traffic Reporter, Débora Mendonça

Traffic. Oh, what do you do? Will somebody please tell me about an alternate route? For decades, during the commute back and forth to work, drivers turn to local reporters on the radio to assist. Reporters know the local roads. Traffic reporter Débora Mendonça of São Paulo, Brasil assists thousands of drivers each day in getting to work safely and perhaps on time. 

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Traffic.

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Oh, what do you do?

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Where are the broken down cars slowing down traffic or the.

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Construction.

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Will somebody please tell me about an alternate route.

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For decades as we commute back and forth to work drivers turn to our local

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reporters on the radio to assist us.

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The reporters know our local roads.

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And wow.

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Get this in some places around the world, traffic conditions are broadcast by the minute while

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in other areas like mine, every 10 minutes in the mornings and in the evenings, but the hours

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that are relevant to rush hour traffic times.

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Traffic reporters can be our special friend, keeping us calm in the mornings or in the

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evenings to help us get to work safely.

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Traffic reporter Débora Mendonça of São Paulo, Brasil assists the thousands upon thousands of drivers each

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day in getting to work safely and perhaps on time.

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She says she hopes to help people sleep better with time for themselves based on the best

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travel choices that she can help provide.

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Here now is Débora Mendonça of Brasil.

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Hello everybody.

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Hi, Catherine.

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Thanks for the invitation.

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Your podcast is amazing because the world is very difficult full of bad news.

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But when we pay attention, we also see very good things happening and it makes me

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wonder if I am living my positive imprint.

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As a journalist and broadcaster, I have a public responsibility and my most important

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communication channel is my work on the radio.

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I talk about stress and mobility, something needed in Sao Paulo with the 10th, most

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populous metropolitan area in the world.

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We spent an average of 45 minutes a day to get to work by car.

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For many people who live in the suburbs and depend on public transport, we have several

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transfers this time easily exceeds two hours, and can go up to three hours just to go.

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This is because the city of Sao Paulo has a total area of just over 587 square miles.

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As everywhere living close to the center is expansive.

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I was one of the first reporters to fly over the city to talk about trafficking in the 90s.

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Today

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I work for a company with a large team that collect this traffic information from the sky

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and the ground in the largest cities in Brazil.

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We have reporters who like me, who speak live in the main radio station here.

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I hope to make people sleep better with more time for themselves and their families based on the best

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travel choice, not overestimating the crowds,, but remembering that for everything in life, there is

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always a way out or a way to at least improve things.

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Thanks again for the opportunity and keep leaving your positive imprints.

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This is from Brasil.

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