Deputies show overwhelming support for the proposal to raise the fine for violating the sanitary vehicle restriction. Some deputies believe the sanction should be even higher and that license plates should be removed in the case of non-compliance.
The proposal is to increase the fine for those who fail to comply with the restriction from ₡23,415 to ₡107,000. It also proposes a sanction of ₡450,200 for those who fail to comply with other sanitary orders or measures issued by the Ministry of Health. The current fine depends on the person’s income.
Since the restriction came into effect on Wednesday, 1,500 drivers have been fined for driving between 10 pm and 5 am Monday through Friday or between 8 pm and 5 am Friday to Sunday.
Irresponsibly leaving the home for unnecessary reasons puts many people’s health at risk. For this reason, the Christian Social Unity Party thinks that those who fail to comply should be sent to jail. All other parties are against this as it would imply a high cost and all resources should be aimed at the emergency response. Additionally, there are no cases of covid-19 in the prison system and it would be ideal to keep it this way.