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INSIDECOSTARICA.COM | COSTA RICA  NEWS |     Tuesday 25 October 2011

Costa Rica Is The Only Country Looking To Eliminate Air Bags In Vehicles

The Cámara Costarricense Automotriz (CCA) - Costa Rica's automotive association - is vocal in criticizing transit officials who want to eliminate the use of airbags in all vehicles, although the law establishes that all cars entering the country must have at least two.

According to the president of the CCA, Jose Carballo, seat belts save lives 65% of the times and if supplemented with airbags, that increases by another 15%.

Carballo said many of the cars entering Costa Rica are registered illegally.

Supporting the CCA is the Defensoría de los Habitantes (Ombudsman) who recommended to the Ministerio de Transportes (Ministry of Transport) to maintain in force the provisions of the Ley de Tránsito (Traffic Act), and asked for a review of the l Manual de Procedimientos para la Revisión Técnica (Manual of Procedures for the Technical Review) and comply with all the legal requirements.




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