Judy Griffith Gill’s letter published on Tuesday raises an interesting question: Why can’t there be signs notifying drivers of speed limits? And the answer, of course, is that there are such signs. They’re everywhere. Every time the speed limit changes, a sign is posted. It’s either painted on the roadway or posted on a sign beside the road. This is common practice throughout the world and it’s virtually universal here in Costa Rica.
Now there is some concern about the size of Costa Rica’s speed limit violation fines, and I share those sentiments, but what other country posts the monetary cost of violating its speed limits? Why must Costa Rica be unique in that regard?
I share Ms. Gill’s sentiment that the simple answer to the problem is to obey the law.
David C. Murray