Costa Rica News – It is little known that MEP, the Ministry of Public Education, is not only responsible for schools but also for monitoring children’s and adolescent’s issues represented in the country.
As the law is currently, one must be 18.
The idea to reform traffic law in such a way comes about after much research that shows that young people, under age 21, do not have enough neurological maturity to make decisions and this exposes them to suffer traffic accidents.
The majority of traffic accidents among young people occur because there is not enough maturity and decision making is more impulsive.
Youths tend to act in dangerous ways.
Of the 995 people who died on the road between 2012 and 2014, 6% were between 15 and 19 years old.