Costa Rica News – Hundreds of complaints are found across social media sites about Costa Ricans waiting for an appointment for a driving test.
There are never enough appointments available to meet the demand yet some sites on Facebook offer appointments for a bribe of ¢10,000. The OIJ is investigating.
A General Audit issued an “Urgent Warning” on March 19th about the possible illegal sale of appointments for driving tests. This black market offer has gone uncontrolled due to a computer error that prevents tracking the IP addresses of the person or group selling the appointments.
The General Directorate of Road Safety includes between 9,000 and 12,000 driving tests per month. This number corresponds to the 37 evaluators in the country.
The spots are taken up in about an hour after being released but nothing can be done without more evaluators.
Each evaluator can do 14 tests per day. About 70 are needed nationwide to handle demand.