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TO PRESIDENTE LAURA CHINCHILLA, CORTE SUPREMA DE JUSTICIA (SUPREME COURT OF JUSTICE) &nbsp AND MINISTERIO DE TRANSPORTE (MOPT-CONAVI)

EVERY DAY AN AVERAGE OF 600 TRUCKS RUNS (AND THEY RUN!)  THROUGH THE COASTAL COSTANERA ROAD ON THE CENTRAL SOUTH PACIFIC COAST OF COSTA RICA.

AS A RESULT, A HUGE AMOUNT OF WILD ANIMALS GETS HURT OR KILLED (SLOTS, IGUANAS, MANIGORDOS JUST TO NAME A FEW), AND THE TRUCKS ARE MAKING A CONSTANT TERRIBLE NOISE WITH THEIR JAKE BRAKES THAT IS LITERALLY NERVE WRECKING FOR ANY LIVING BEING, ANIMAL AND HUMAN. 

NOTE: THE NOISY BREAKS ARE NOT INDISPENSABLE IF THE TRUCKS WOULD DRIVE A T A "CRUISING" SPEED.  

OF THE 600 DAILY TRUCKS, ABOUT 150  ARE MOVING INSIDE COSTA RICA, TRANSPORTING GOODS AND PRIMARY ENERGY SUPPLIES, WHILE THE OTHER 450 ARE COMING  FROM ALL OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA.

A QUESTION ARISED: A BOAT CAN LOAD 1,000 TRUCK'S CONTAINERS AND IS CHEAPER..WHY SO MANY TRUCKS ARE RUNNING LIKE MANIACS IN FRONT OF OUR HOMES, SCHOOLS, BEACHES, PARKS, AND TOWNS?

THE SPEED AND THE NOISE IS ONE ISSUE, BUT ALSO THEY POLLUTE THE AIR,  KILL PRECIOUS WILDLIFE DAILY (DO WE HAVE TO PROVE THIS STARTING TO POST HORRIBLE IMAGES OF THE VICTIMS? PLEASE..) NOT TO MENTION THE LARGE AMOUNT OF FOREST THAT GETS THINNED OUT, A LOT WITHOUT PROPER GOVERNAMENTAL CONTROL

THE SOUTH PACIFIC COAST IS THE "LUNG" OF COSTA RICA, ONE OF THE LARGEST (AND LAST)  REFUGE OF WILDLIFE AND WOODS,  IT USED TO BE AN IDYLLICATTRACTION FOR VISITORS AND TOURISTS, A CHOSEN SPOT FOR VACATIONS HOMES. 

ACCORDING TO THE PRESS, COSTA RICA PACIFIC COAST HAS SOME OF THE MOST  BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN THE WORLD (MANUEL ANTONIO IS RANKED IN THE FIRST TOP 10) . NOW THE PEACE AND BEAUTY THAT ONCE WAS SOVEREIGN HERE IS BEING DESTROYED AND THE  PARADISEATMOSPHERE LOST FOREVER.

WE ARE MAKING THIS PETITION IN THE HOPE TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM. PLEASE LISTEN TO US AND HELP US:

THERE ARE MANY WAYS THAT THE LAW CAN USE TO REGULATE TRAFFIC LIMITS AND NOISE CONTROL. THERE ARE TOOLS TO MAKE THE TRUCKS SOUND PROOF. BUT EVEN SPEED LIMITS AND TRAFFIC REGULATION WOULD BE QUIET AN ACHIEVEMENT

THE POINT IN DISCUSSION:

1) STOP THE TRUCKS RUNNING ON WEEK ENDS WITH PENALTIES. IT SEEMS THIS LAW IS ALREADY AN ACTUALITY BUT IT IS NOT RESPECTED

2) REGULATE SPEED LIMITS AND SOUND CONTROL. 

3) TO COSIDER: SEND THE 450 FOREIGN TRUCKS TO THE OLD BUENOS AIRES ROUTE AND KEEP THE COSTANERA ROAD FOR THE LOCAL TRAFFIC, TURISM AND RESIDENTS.  THE PURPOSE A COASTAL ROAD  SHOULD BE TO BE ENJOYED, LIKE IN MANY OTHER COASTAL ROAD IN OTHER BEAUTIFUL COUNTRIES.

LET TOURIST COME BACK, RESIDENTS NOT BE AFRAID OF WALKING AND KIDS RIDE THEIR BIKES AGAIN WITHOUT THE FEAR OF BEING KILLED.

OUR SMALL ORGANIZATION DOES USUALLY KEEP OUT OF POLITICS BUT THIS SITUATION, EVEN IF NOT A WORLD PRESSING PROBLEM, IS IN THE NEED TO BE VIEWED AND ADDRESSED, AND RESOLVED IF NOT TOTALLY, AT LEAST PARTIALLY.

WE BELIEVE WE CAN MAKE A BETTER COSTA RICA TOGETHER AND NOT LET IT GO TO WASTE..


THANK YOU CITIZENS OF COSTA RICA!

AND THANK YOU EVERY CITIZEN OF THE ONE WORLD!






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