A spike of almost 30 percent in the number of traffic accidents recorded in Costa Rica during first eight months of this year prompted an increase in the price of the mandatory automobile insurance for 2017.
Jurors are poised to view grisly evidence of the June 2012 death of 4-year-old Remington Walden in the back seat of a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The SUV erupted in flames after being rear-ended at an intersection as his aunt drove him to a tennis lesson. The family's lawyers alleged in court filings that the carmaker knew of the danger — caused by the fuel tank's placement 11 inches from the rear bumper — and ignored it for years.
Costa Rica’s Roadway Safety Council (COSEVI) has published a new manual for mandatory technical vehicle inspections, conducted by the Spanish-Costa Rican company Riteve SyC. A total of 14 changes were published in the official government newspaper La Gaceta on Nov. 21, and will take effect in January 2015.