Court Rules Costa Rica To Take Responsibility For Road Conditions

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The First Chamber ruled that the state must maintain public roads in good condition and ensure security on them.

The resolution comes after solving a case involving a traffic accident in which a person died.

The accident occurred on the Route 32 bridge in the vicinity of Chirripo, when the victim lost control of the vehicle as it passed through a ditch where apparently officials of Public Works and Transport made ​​some repairs on the road however failed to place proper signage indicating such.

The First Chamber identified the sole responsibility of the Administration to maintain the roads in good condition or at least put the right amount of signs visible so that people know when there is an obstacle, according to the judgment.

Now the state must pay compensation of ¢30 million to the family of the victim.

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