• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Driving schools could be mandatory, better regulated in Costa Rica

October 2, 2012

Costa Rica is known for its hair-raising roadway maneuvers by drivers and maddening traffic. But that could soon change, as officials are contemplating requiring mandatory driving school for new drivers. The move is being promoted by the Roadway Safety Council (COSEVI).

In Costa Rica, drivers can obtain licenses by passing a test without having taken driver’s education courses. Lawmakers passed a law regulating private driving schools, but never finished drafting rules to implement the law.

COSEVI Director Silvia Bolaños promised the schools soon would be regulated and would need to be accredited in order to operate, which is currently not a requirement.

“We are looking to implement this law through an agreement with countries that have already done so. Our goal is for drivers to be better prepared before they hit the streets,” Bolaños said.

COSEVI officials will travel this month to Guatemala to discuss regional regulations based on an agreement signed in 2008 in El Salvador.

You may be interested

One plane’s 21-hour journey from Costa Rica to Australia
Costa Rica
3343 views
Costa Rica
3343 views

One plane’s 21-hour journey from Costa Rica to Australia

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 1, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the aviation industry. Anyone who has recently flown through Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría…

March 2021: These are Costa Rica’s coronavirus measures this month
Costa Rica
1794 views
Costa Rica
1794 views

March 2021: These are Costa Rica’s coronavirus measures this month

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 1, 2021

Happy March! These are Costa Rica's coronavirus restrictions this month: Travel and borders Costa Rica is welcoming tourists who arrive…

Slothy Sunday: End your February with a sloth
Sloth Sundays
2539 views
Sloth Sundays
2539 views

Slothy Sunday: End your February with a sloth

The Tico Times - February 28, 2021

Happy Slothy Sunday from Costa Rica! We hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, and the end of February…