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Deaths on Costa Rica roads reach new record

The death of a motorcyclist last weekend brought Costa Rica's traffic-related death toll to 356 this year, a figure that surpassed the 355 recorded in 2014.

Traffic fatalities up in Costa Rica

A total of 294 people died in road accidents, up from the 253 traffic deaths recorded during the same period of 2014, according to the Traffic Police.

Costa Rica sees increase in drunk driving deaths

Traffic Police reported that 19 people died in drunk driving accidents from January through August, a 46 percent increase over the same time period last year.

Pedestrian fatalities in Costa Rica currently outnumber drunk driving deaths

Article 147 of the country’s Traffic Law stipulates fines of ₡21,963 ($40) for pedestrians walking on roads or jaywalking.
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