MOPT will open an investigation for delay in traffic law

costa rica traffic

The new Minister of Public Works and Transport, Pedro Castro, will open an internal investigation to determine why the company was not fully prepared to implement the new traffic law that governed from Friday 26 octrubre.

Castro claimed that until yesterday the ministry was late in purchases and training, and for that reason, delegated the audit investigation, Irma Gomez.

The chief criticized that campuses that are used for confiscated vehicles remain saturated even, though, that the entry of the new rule could mean a higher confiscation units.

He also questioned the training of 900 traffic officers will end on November 17, when the law will have 22 days of validity.

Finally, reported that 100 sensors of liquor, valued at ¢ 3 million, were not calibrated on time.

“It was a direct hire very easy to do, it should not have been delayed,” said Castro.

Last week spokespersons of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) recognized that liquor sensors (detected by the breath alcohol) would not be ready until Wednesday of next week.

“There is no justification, because this was not a surprising law: we all knew it had been approved, which had been subscribed, which was being published, and all should have been ready for that all mechanisms were applied immediately,” criticized the Communications Minister Francisco Chacon. The new traffic law includes fines ranging from ¢ 20,000 to ¢ 280,000.