Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Traffic Police Get Stricter Along Tourist Routes

February 3, 2006

Since the beginning of the year,there has been an increased number of Traffic Police patrolling Costa Rica s main roads to popular tourist destinations,and this will continue until the middle of February, according to the Public Works and Transport Ministry.

The added vigilance is an effort to curb dangerous driving practices such as drinking and driving,speeding ,car rying too many passengers,not wearing a seatbelt and driving while talking on a cell phone,said Transit Police Director Juan Manuel Delgado.

The routes now under more vigilance include highways along Costa Rica s northern and southern borders; the highway from Puente Manolos,w est of San José,heading northwest to Orotina, Liberia and the Nicoya Peninsula in the northwestern Guanacaste province; the highway between San José and the Caribbean port city of Limón; the highway between Cartago,east of San José, and Pérez Zeledón,in the southern region; and the highway from Valle de El General in the Southern Zone heading toward the border with Panama.

So far this year,17 highway deaths have been reported,ac cording to the statement. The main causes include speeding and alcohol consumption.

 

You may be interested

Chile rejects Escazú Agreement, environmental pact supported by Costa Rica
Costa Rica
368 views
Costa Rica
368 views

Chile rejects Escazú Agreement, environmental pact supported by Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - September 23, 2020

Chile on Tuesday confirmed its decision not to sign the Escazú Agreement, which guarantees the protection of environmental rights in…

At UN, Costa Rica defends international fund to alleviate economic blow of pandemic
Costa Rica
1180 views
Costa Rica
1180 views

At UN, Costa Rica defends international fund to alleviate economic blow of pandemic

AFP - September 23, 2020

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, defended Tuesday before the UN the creation of a fund financed by industrialized…

Travel uncertainty cancels Costa Rica’s upcoming soccer friendly against Mexico
Costa Rica
3277 views
Costa Rica
3277 views

Travel uncertainty cancels Costa Rica’s upcoming soccer friendly against Mexico

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 22, 2020

The Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefutbol) on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the men's national team's planned friendly match against…