President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams
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President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams

L. Arias - June 15, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís says he's stumped by what, exactly, has been causing a recent increase in traffic jams. He says the problem goes beyond road capacity. “You could double…

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

L. Arias - June 6, 2016

Thousands of motorists have been forced to deal with the frustration of spending up to five hours stuck in traffic as the first days of the rainy season…

Higher traffic fines take effect Jan. 1
Crime
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Crime
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Higher traffic fines take effect Jan. 1

L. Arias - December 23, 2015

Violations to Costa Rica’s Traffic Law will cost motorists an average of 1 percent more starting next month, after Costa Rica's judicial branch approved increases of up to ₡3,126 ($5.75)…

Vehicle restriction in San José suspended for holidays next week
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Business
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Vehicle restriction in San José suspended for holidays next week

L. Arias - December 14, 2015

Happy Holidays: Transit authorities will suspend the one-day-a-week restriction of vehicles entering downtown San José starting next Monday, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) reported. All motorists…

Traffic fatalities up in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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Traffic fatalities up in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 6, 2015

A total of 294 people died in traffic accidents on Costa Rican roads during the first nine months of this year -- up 16 percent from the 253 recorded…

Costa Rica sees increase in drunk driving deaths
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica sees increase in drunk driving deaths

L. Arias - September 15, 2015

Costa Rica's Traffic Police reported a 46 percent increase in drunk driving deaths during the first eight months of this year. A total of 19 people died in…

Lawmakers to discuss eliminating prison sentences for blocking roads during protests
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Lawmakers to discuss eliminating prison sentences for blocking roads during protests

L. Arias - July 15, 2015

The Legislative Assembly is considering a bill to replace prison time with monetary fines for blocking roads during street protests. Lawmakers revived the bill, originally presented in 2009, the day before…

San José vehicle restriction to be suspended during mid-year school vacations
Business
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Business
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San José vehicle restriction to be suspended during mid-year school vacations

L. Arias - July 4, 2015

The restriction that prohibits vehicles from entering downtown San José on certain days will be temporarily suspended starting Monday, as Costa Rican students begin their mid-year school…

Pedestrian fatalities in Costa Rica currently outnumber drunk driving deaths
Crime
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Crime
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Pedestrian fatalities in Costa Rica currently outnumber drunk driving deaths

L. Arias - May 27, 2015

A total of 23 pedestrians died on Costa Rican roads during the first four months of this year. Of those, 18 were caused by negligence, Traffic Police…

Costa Rica approves stricter regulations for noise control from vehicles
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica approves stricter regulations for noise control from vehicles

L. Arias - April 27, 2015

Costa Rica's roads may be a bit quieter in the future. A new law outlining stricter noise control regulations for vehicles will take effect in late October.…

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