Three law enforcement units are on a drag racing mission

Police and judicial agents were out in force last week to crack down on drag racing in the Central Valley.

In most cases they said they were acting on citizen complaints, mainly about the noise.

The Policía de Tránsito, the Fuerza Pública and agents from the Judicial Investigating Organization confiscated four automobiles and 11 motorcycles. They also issued a number of traffic tickets and confiscated license plates.

Traffic engineers are planning to install warning strips that cause vibration in vehicles at spots where there is a lot of drag racing.

These places include Ruta 32, just north of San José, near Parque Okayama in San Francisco de Dos Ríos, at Loma Linda in Pavas, and at Hacienda Vieja on the Autopista Florencio del Castillo.

The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes said that it is developing an integrated response to the problem. That means the police probably will be out this weekend, too.

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