Regulations prohibit traffic officials, while on duty, to use cell phones for personal calls.
Regulations prohibit traffic officials, while on duty, to use cell phones for personal calls.

QCOSTARICA – The minister of Transport, Carlos Segnini, admits to having received numerous complaints about the practice of traffic officials (Tránsitos) using their cellular phones for personal matters while on the job.

The minister says complaints are about some uniformed officials on personal calls while attending to traffic situations.

The minister did not provide explanations of the “situations”, but did say he has called on the police body to stop the practice.

Fuerza Publica (police)officials
Comments on the social media, ie. Twitter and Facebook, by some make it clear their displeasure at the sight of Fuerza Publica (police) with the same practice.

It is not uncommon, to see a police officer, while on foot patrol of the downtown streets of San José either talking on a cellular phone or texting.


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