Costa Rican vehicle restrictions return Monday
Vehicle restrictions will go back into effect Monday after a two-week break during mid-year vacations.
Beginning Monday, drivers with license plate numbers that end in 1 or 2 are restricted from driving in downtown San José on Mondays, while the same applies for vehicles with plates ending in 3 and 4 on Tuesdays, 5 and 6 on Wednesdays, 7 and 8 on Thursdays, and 9 and 0 on Fridays.
If drivers are found in violation of the restriction, which is in effect from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., they are subject to a fine of ₡41,098 ($82). The fines were established by the Transport and Public Works Ministry (MOPT) in 2008 to reduce city traffic and use of fuel.
You may be interested
Pic of the Day: A red-eyed tree frog in Bijagua, Costa RicaThe Tico Times - December 11, 2019
Hoppy Wednesday, everyone! The red-eyed tree frog has become a Costa Rican icon as a result of its ubiquity and…
Costa Rica takes final step in establishing when, how therapeutic abortions can be performedAlejandro Zúñiga - December 11, 2019
Costa Rica on Tuesday sent the text of a technical norm that will allow for therapeutic abortions in some instances…
NGO reveals serious torture and sexual abuse of prisoners in NicaraguaAFP and The Tico Times - December 11, 2019
Nicaraguan opponents jailed for protesting against President Daniel Ortega suffer torture and sexual abuse at the hands of their jailers,…