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Costa Rica Transport Authorities Call To Eradicate Culture Of Warning Other Drivers Of Police Presence

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Ministry of Transport call for drivers to stop warning other drivers of a police presence ahead.
Ministry of Transport call for drivers to stop warning other drivers of a police presence ahead. Photo MOPT

QCOSTARICA – The Ministry of Transport don’t want us to speed. They also don’t want us to alert drivers who do, of police ahead.

In a post on the social media, the Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) is making a call to “eradicate the culture so rooted in Costa Rican to warn other drivers that later there are controls and presence of the Traffic Police (Policia de Transito)”.

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The message is that telling an offender,  a speeding driver, for example, of police ahead allows this person to evade the control and later potentially cause a tragedy, such as running over an innocent, hitting another vehicle or that same driver who abuses the speed limit getting killed.

The warning, typically by flashing headlights to oncoming vehicles, avoids the Policia de Transito from taking off the road a drowsy driver, one under the influence of alcohol or drugs, drivers not wearing seatbelts or talking on a cellular phone, or driving with an overloaded or crowded vehicle, among many other (stupid) things drivers do on the roads.

Warning drivers of a police presence ahead could lead to a tragedy, says the MOPT message. Photo MOPT
Warning other drivers of a police presence ahead could lead to a tragedy, says the MOPT message. Photo MOPT

“Remember, that notifying an offending driver to a police presence could cause a tragedy in your own family,” says the message.

The message comes at a time when carnage on the roads in Costa Rica is at an all-time high, especially involving motorcyclists.

In the past couple of weeks, moreso than in past months, each morning television news has led off with multiple videos of fatal car crashes, mostly involving speeding and careless driving.

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Source: Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes

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