Cancun, Q.R. — The Secretary of Tourism has been given three new vehicles that will be used to patrol the roadways and highways of the state.
The donation was made to la Secretaría de Turismo by the government of Quintana Roo that will add to the already existing fleet of Los Angeles Verdes (the Green Angels) roadside assistance.
Torruco Marqués of la Secretaría de Turismo said that the Green Angels have been a mandatory asset for national and international tourism that travels on Mexico’s highways, saying these three units will be added to the vehicle park of the Auxilio Services Headquarters.
Priority is given to places with the greatest presence of tourists and demand of their services.
Marqués added that he estimates the three new units will provide more than 2,500 assistance services to land travelers around the region, which helps around 8,500 tourists each year with roadside assistance.
The Green Angel fleet now consists of 14 vehicles for the state of Quintana Roo which are anticipated to provide 10,000 hours of assistance to the state’s approximate 30,000 traveling motorists.
Luis de Potestad, undersecretary of Planning of the Secretariat of Tourism of Quintana Roo stated that Los Angeles Verdes, a decentralized agency of la Secretaría de Turismo, continues to prepare to offer mechanical services, information and safety for tourists along the Maya Zone including the archaeological zones of Tulum and Cobá.
He also pointed out that a new assistance point is being planned for Playa del Carmen that would see the Green Angles travel along the 307 Federal Highway toward Tulum with a return in Puerto Aventuras, and along the 305 Tintal-Playa del Carmen road.
Los Angeles Verdes consists of 227 units around Mexico that are operated by 508 elements. They estimate that for the upcoming summer travel season, they will collectively travel 1.8 million kilometers, providing mechanical assistance and guidance to those traveling by roadway.