More traffic agents are urgently needed in Mazatlan


Mazatlán, Sin.- Given the vehicular traffic registered on most of the avenues in Mazatlán, the hiring of more traffic agents is required.

The leader of the Pulmonías Cooperative, Mariano Ortega Vizcarra, admitted that one of the biggest shortcomings that the city has is without a doubt the lack of transit or road auxiliaries that manipulate traffic lights.

He exemplified that when a traffic agent attends a crash or road accident, his place is left unprotected, since there are not enough elements to guide the traffic that is generated throughout the city.

“More personnel need to be hired, there are no transits officers, that is the reality of things; I believe that one of the main actions of this government at the start of the year has to be that, the hiring of new elements,” he said.

He pointed out that the city suffers from strong mobility problems every day, since there are no traffic agents on the main road crossings, which creates a serious problem for both locals and visitors.

Ortega Vizcarra stressed that they have already raised this issue with President Édgar González Zatarain and with the Secretary of Public Security, Jaime Othoniel Barrón Valdez, but they have not received a response.

The cooperative leader stressed that to get more agents it needs more time, a police academy, and a lot of money for their instruction, but instead, they can start working with road attendants manipulating the traffic lights of the cruises, so that the traffic agents are for other activities.

He pointed out that strategies can be found that do not cost a lot of money, and some schools could even provide this service, after training.

Source: El Sol de Mazatlan