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Traffic Police promise vigilance during Easter Holy Week

Easter Holy Week, from March 28 to April 3, is among the busiest travel weeks of the year for Costa Ricans.

Traffic Police launches surveillance operation for mid-year school vacations

Between July 3 - 14 motorists will not have to comply with the traffic restriction that prohibits vehicles from entering downtown San José on one weekday, according to the last digit of their license plate number.

Costa Rica ranks as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for drivers

Costa Rica is the fourth-worst country in the world for drivers, according to a statistical study by Australian firm Global Positioning Specialists.

First showers of the rainy season cause spike in traffic jams, accidents

Motorists in Costa Rica are facing heavy traffic jams at the start of the rainy season, thanks to flooding, accidents and additional cars on the road.

Initiative highlights Costa Rica’s need for roadway respect of cyclists

“Mi familia me espera.” My family awaits me. That's one of the main messages shared recently on social media, cycling jerseys and other merchandising items as part of a campaign to raise awareness among motorists about the need for respect for cyclists on Costa Rica's roads.

Motorcycle deaths in Costa Rica skyrocketed in past year

Motorcyclists on Costa Rican roads accounted for 150 deaths in 2015, according to authorities, who warn of a "serious problem" with motorcycles.

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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