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Costa Rican motorists soon won’t have to wait for police to clear minor car accidents
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Costa Rican motorists soon won’t have to wait for police to clear minor car accidents

The Tico Times - August 13, 2015

It’s a common sight on Costa Rican roads: traffic snarled for blocks as two cars sit obstructing traffic, waiting for a traffic cop to appear and give…

Travel Alert: All lanes on Route 27 lead to San José Sunday afternoon
Tourism
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Tourism
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Travel Alert: All lanes on Route 27 lead to San José Sunday afternoon

L. Arias - July 18, 2015

Traffic on Route 27 that connects San José with the province of Puntarenas will only flow towards the capital on Sunday afternoon to keep traffic moving as travelers…

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…

PHOTO: Motorcyclists protest proposed ban on passengers
Crime
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Crime
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PHOTO: Motorcyclists protest proposed ban on passengers

Alberto Font - March 18, 2015

Dozens of motorcyclists gathered Wednesday in front of the National Insurance Institute (INS) in Barrio Amón and rode from there to the Legislative Assembly to protest proposed regulations prohibiting more than one…

Travel Alert: Route 32 blocked by landslide near Zurquí Tunnel
Business
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Business
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Travel Alert: Route 32 blocked by landslide near Zurquí Tunnel

L. Arias - February 6, 2015

Heavy rains in several parts of the Caribbean region on Friday afternoon triggered a landslide that has blocked passage at kilometer 24 of Route 32, the main highway connecting San…

Travel Alert: Landslide closes kilometer 33 of Inter-American Highway South at ‘Cerro de la Muerte’
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Travel Alert: Landslide closes kilometer 33 of Inter-American Highway South at ‘Cerro de la Muerte’

L. Arias - January 29, 2015

A 105-meter landslide at a depth of 20 meters in the early hours of Thursday has closed the Inter-American Highway South (Route 2) at kilometer 33, in an area known as Cerro de…

Why San José’s epic traffic jams are also an opportunity
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Why San José’s epic traffic jams are also an opportunity

Joe Baur - January 4, 2015

Josefinos and the rest of the Central Valley’s commuters lament the morning and evening standstill traffic. Cars are suddenly turned into turtles, inching forward slowly but surely.…

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

It’s time to reduce motorcyclist fatalities in Costa Rica, says Roadway Safety Council
Crime
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Crime
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It’s time to reduce motorcyclist fatalities in Costa Rica, says Roadway Safety Council

L. Arias - November 4, 2014

Costa Rica's Roadway Safety Council, or COSEVI, is developing a "National Plan for Motorcyclists" that aims to reduce by 20 percent the number of fatalities in the…

Why Waze is so incredibly popular in Costa Rica
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Why Waze is so incredibly popular in Costa Rica

Matt McFarland | The Washington Post - October 28, 2014

See also: Waze partners with San José to improve city traffic "It's a nightmare." That's how Eduardo Carvajal describes the Costa Rican way to give an address. "If…

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