• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Roadside Deaths On the Rise

August 18, 2006

During the first seven months of this year, 518 Costa Ricans were hit and killed by cars on the country’s roads, marking 63 more of these deaths than during the same period last year, according to the daily Al Día.

Additionally, 922 people were taken to hospitals in delicate conditions from January to July.

Red Cross Assistant Director of Operations Jorge Rovira told the daily these numbers are “worrisome.”

“Even with all the prevention campaigns, people think ‘this doesn’t have to do with me’,” Rovira said. “On the streets, people play with life as if it were Russian roulette.”

Carelessness, speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol are among the leading causes of deadly road accidents, the daily reported.

 

You may be interested

Official communication: Costa Rica’s land borders remain closed
Costa Rica
2789 views
Costa Rica
2789 views

Official communication: Costa Rica’s land borders remain closed

The Tico Times - February 26, 2021

As we first reported earlier this week, Costa Rica's land borders will remain restricted until at least April. Throughout March,…

Amazon Web Services opens new Costa Rica office
Costa Rica
3512 views
Costa Rica
3512 views

Amazon Web Services opens new Costa Rica office

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 25, 2021

Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., on Thursday opened a new office in Costa Rica to support the…

Costa Rica aims for urban natural parks to improve wellness in cities
Costa Rica
2607 views
Costa Rica
2607 views

Costa Rica aims for urban natural parks to improve wellness in cities

The Tico Times - February 25, 2021

The Costa Rican government this week issued a decree creating a new type of park within the framework of the…