The Sala IV constitutional court has rejected a challenge to the system of resolving traffic tickets. That means that the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad can resume hearings on the estimated 80,906 tickets that have been in limbo.
A coalition of professional drivers had challenged the system and said that it lacked due process.
The court said that those who want to challenge the traffic tickets had options to do so.
But the court also ruled in another case that owners of motor vehicles should not be liable to traffic tickets resulting from the action of third persons. The Unidad de Impugnaciones of the Consejo did not accept these arguments, and the ticket and the fine were bestowed on the motor vehicle.