Traffic Surveillance Cameras in El Salvador

The Ministry of Public Works is proposing installing a camera system funded by a percentage of the fines imposed.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Gerson Martinez, head of the Ministry of Public Works (MOP), "held talks with foreign investors on the subject and reported that these systems could be put in place without the State having to spend anything on them. The investor who installs the equipment could be assigned 'a percentage of earnings generated, and in this way it could finance itself without taxing the population’, said Martinez."

According to an article in, "this idea is part of a package of proposals that the MOP presented to the Legislative Assembly. Another proposal is that public transport drivers have their licenses endorsed every year instead of every five years, as the traffic rules currently state. "

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