Experts from Costa Rica and Chile have been working with traffic police to calibrate new radar devices.
Employees of the Laboratorio Costarricense de Metrología were in Desampardos Friday doing experiments with vehicles and the radar devices. For a time, some of the roadway lanes were closed off.
Also involved were employees of the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio.
The devices, of course, are going to be used to catch speeding motorists. The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes said that similar training sessions and calibration efforts will be done in other parts of the country.
Efforts to control speeding have had their ups and downs. The automatic devices on major highways that take photos of license plates still are out of service. And traffic police seem to prefer organized checkpoints rather than patrols to catch speeders.
The emphasis has been on catching motorists who violate the license plate rule on a day when their car is prohibited from the metro area.
Traffic police also are seeking out those motorists with the number 1 or 2 as the last digit of the license if they have not purchased new, secure plates as outlined on the Registro Nacional Web site.