On the day Colombia’s National Football team faces its second match in the FIFA Brazil World Cup against Ivory Coast, the capital’s Secretary of Mobility, wants to keep the city’s streets clear of as many cars as possible, to avoid accidents – and incidents – related to drinking and driving.

Not wanting a repeat of the 3,000 fights, 9 homicides and 74 cars impounded on DUI charges, which were reported on Saturday June 14th when Colombia won 3-0 in its debut match against Greece, the Security Council voted Monday to extend the license plate restriction in effect for Thursday from 6:00 am to 7:30 pm, for vehicles whose plates end in 1-3-5-7-9.

This measure hopes to reduce significantly the number of cars circulating Thursday by 50% and ease up the usually congested streets in order for the Integrated Public Transport System (SITP) to move passengers quickly and safely to their destinations.

Even though this measure does not constitute an official ‘No Car Day’ Bogotanos would do well in avoiding taking their cars out Thursday as celebrations are likely to erupt with a victory of the national team in Brasilia.