Costa Rica News – The road camera plan is being revived by the Road Safety Council (Cosevi). It began efforts to find the company to take over the work. The Board of Directors will authorize the bidding process.
The intention now is to install devices in such a way that in addition to automatically taking pictures it will operate as a preventive mechanism against speeding. By showing the drivers how fast they are going they can auto-correct, making roads safer and tickets not needed as often.
The surveillance plan with cameras and speed radars could ideally also be used to track license plates for various reasons, such as stolen cars.
Cosevi does not yet have the budget but plans to have all necessary resources to make a contract in 2019. The initial system was just video surveillance in 2011 and this will be much better. In addition, back then tickets could not be given out because not all drivers registered an email address.
With the new system, fines will have to be paid in order to get the right of circulation.