Salvadorans and tourists will have a free roadside assistance service during the holidays

From this day until January 1, 2023, the Ministry of Public Works, the Vice Ministry of Transportation, and FOVIAL will provide a towing service and roadside assistance for the entire population, as well as for tourists who visit the country. Said program is MOP Te Asiste, and the population can request it for free by calling the telephone number 2510-0199.

The service will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the 262 municipalities across the country.The main emergencies that will be covered by this assistance plan will be traffic accidents or mechanical damage to vehicles, while other types of emergencies, such as forgetting the keys inside the car, empty batteries, or flat tires, among others, will be covered by providing transportation to the population to the nearest gas station or other place to be able to solve the problem.

According to the Minister of Public Works, Romeo Rodríguez, this plan is part of a series of actions carried out to provide security to the population during these year-end festivities. Other measures include vehicle controls, anti-doping controls, and speed bumps. «We are verifying that drivers comply with traffic regulations, that they do not drive distracted, and that they respect speed limits,» said Rodríguez.

The Vice Minister of Transportation, for his part, emphasized that teams have been deployed around shopping malls, tourist areas, and the international airport.»We want to guarantee road safety for all road users. This season should be one of joy, and we seek to avoid road accidents,» said Nelson Reyes.

In addition to the road assistance service, EL Fovial has been in charge of providing maintenance to the road network so that the movement of Salvadorans on these holidays is efficient and safe. «FOVIAL is ready to maintain 100% connectivity of the entire road network during the holiday season. The main objective of this plan is to provide road safety during the holiday,» said the director of the institution, Alexander Beltrán.