RACSA of Costa Rica: Speed Camera Costs

In order to put into operation speed cameras on the highways, RACSA has requested $5,500 a month for each of the 90 cameras to be installed.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

This would mean that every month the Road Safety Council (Cosevi) would have to pay $495,000, not to mention that in December it has to install 150 cameras, meaning it will need $825,000 per month for the monitoring system to work.

According to the Cosevi, this would be a ruinous contract which can not be sustained even in the medium term. According to the legal director of the Road Safety Council, Carlos Rivas, "the Board confirmed that there is interest in moving ahead with road speed monitoring, what is happening is that they are varying the payment system because it is no longer going to be per fine given to the driver, but for each hotspot. Projecting into the future, we will not be able to cope with the contract. "

"What has been decided is that if Racsa reformulates the offer, it may be accepted after an analysis, but we are preparing a bid tender for hiring an outside firm, in which case the existing cameras would have to be removed because they would be left idle," Rivas said.

"This project is in a bad state. But it is not profitable for the Cosevi because people are ready and they will not expose themselves to fines. In the first stage there were a lot of appeals over fines but now there are a smaller amount and we do not foresee much controversy in the future," the added traffic lawyer, Alberto Castro.



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