So far this year 31 persons died in motorcycle crashes. The Policía de Tránsito said this is 41 percent of all vehicle deaths.
So they have launched an effort to reduce the motorcycle toll. Monday police blanketed the downtown area and checked out motorcycle drivers for safety equipment and proper licensing. Police also want messengers to put baskets or some sort of device to hold packages instead of carrying them in their arms while driving.
Although the effort started in the downtown, police are aware that most of the motorcycle deaths happen in rural areas, so they will be continuing the inspections in those parts of the country.