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Costa Rica: towards safe mobility

Javier Zamora Rojas
National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models. Costa Rica university. Researcher Unit of Security and Transportation. PITRA-LanammeUCR

Diana Jiménez Romero
National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models. Costa Rica university. Security and Transportation Unit Coordinator. PITRA-LanammeUCR

Sandra Solórzano Murillo
National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models. Costa Rica university. Researcher Unit of Security and Transportation. PITRA-LanammeUCR

ABSTRACT:

Road safety in Costa Rica has been a difficult problem to address, from its management to the development of infrastructure, which has been reflected in the high accident rates, especially those of vulnerable users who have come to represent more than 70 % of total deaths on site in recent years. Road infrastructure has traditionally focused on the automobile; However, the country is currently in a time of great changes towards a new vision of road safety based on a new approach to a safe system, together with new laws and regulations to promote safe, inclusive and sustainable mobility for all people. users. In this process the academy has played a leading role in applied research, development of regulations and specifications, as well as training and technology transfer.

KEYWORDS:

Road safety, Traffic, Traffic, Road infrastructure, Costa Rica, Mobility, Insurance, Accident, Regulations.

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