• Costa Rica Coffee Guide
Pedestrian fatalities in Costa Rica currently outnumber drunk driving deaths
Crime
3262 views
Crime
3262 views

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
Environment and Wildlife
3006 views
Environment and Wildlife
3006 views

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.…

San José vehicle restrictions suspended for Holy Thursday, Friday
Newsletter
1604 views
Newsletter
1604 views

San José vehicle restrictions suspended for Holy Thursday, Friday

L. Arias - March 29, 2015

Ticos who usually have to leave their cars at home on Thursdays or Fridays because of vehicle restrictions in San José will get a break during the Easter holiday…

Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents
Crime
2209 views
Crime
2209 views

Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents

L. Arias - December 22, 2014

Drivers take note: Starting in January, Costa Rica's traffic fines will increase by more than $26 in some cases. The highest traffic citation – Class A – will…

Traffic Police to launch roadway checkpoints during pre-holiday season
Business
2049 views
Business
2049 views

Traffic Police to launch roadway checkpoints during pre-holiday season

L. Arias - November 27, 2014

A total of 386 checkpoints throughout the country are part of a Traffic Police effort to prevent accidents before and during the holidays. Traffic Police Director Mario Calderón said that…

No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules
Expat Living
2012 views
Expat Living
2012 views

No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules

L. Arias - November 6, 2014

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, this week ruled unconstitutional several articles of Costa Rica's Traffic Law that obligate motorists to register an email address in order to…

Archive
1295 views

Vehicle restrictions to be suspended for the holidays on Dec. 23

L. Arias - December 12, 2013

Vehicle restrictions in the Costa Rican capital will be temporarily suspended for the holidays beginning Monday, Dec. 23, and will be reinstated on Monday, Jan. 6, Traffic…

Archive
1191 views

San José vehicle restrictions to be suspended on Dec. 21

L. Arias - December 17, 2012

The restriction that normally prohibits vehicles from entering downtown San José according to license plate numbers will be temporarily suspended on Friday, Dec. 21. The suspension will…

Archive
1378 views

Prosecutor’s office releases most detainees arrested in alleged driver’s license fraud scheme

L. Arias - November 8, 2012

The prosecutor’s office released 95 people on Thursday who were arrested the previous day by Judicial Investigation Police investigating an alleged scheme to issue fraudulent driver’s licenses.…

Archive
1638 views

Judicial police arrest 70 suspects in alleged driver’s license fraud scheme

L. Arias - November 7, 2012

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) on Wednesday morning arrested 70 people suspected of fraudulently obtaining driver's licenses. The arrests took place during several raids conducted simultaneously across the…