In the first week of the new driver road test track located in Plaza González Víquez, an improvement was noted in test results, with half of the drivers tested passing.
According to the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT), of the total of 1.193 driver road tests performed Monday and Friday last week, only 600 passed.
The deputy minister of Transport, Silvia Bolaños, explained that the changes were made because the failure rate on the old track was very high, reaching up to 70%.
Bolaños explained that more changes are in the works for the coming days, like a points assessment system that will allow drivers to make mistakes without failing the test. All that is required is the publication of the regulations in the official government newsletter, La Gaceta, according to Bolaños.
The driver testing centre is open from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 4pm Saturdays, to meet the high volume each day.