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How to: Driver’s licenses in Costa Rica
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How to: Driver’s licenses in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 23, 2018

Here at The Tico Times, we regularly see the amazing natural beauty that brings millions of tourists (and many new residents) to Costa Rica each year. We…

Tico Times Shade: COSEVI is ‘Frustra Vida,’ not ‘Pura Vida’
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Tico Times Shade
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Tico Times Shade: COSEVI is ‘Frustra Vida,’ not ‘Pura Vida’

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 27, 2018

STILL WAITING IN LINE AT COSEVI — It truly is a remarkable feat to create a service that is an objectively worse experience than a trip to the…

Lower traffic fines to take effect starting next month
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Costa Rica
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Lower traffic fines to take effect starting next month

L. Arias - December 21, 2016

Fines for traffic violations will drop by an average of 0.88 percent starting in January, thanks to a decrease in the inter-annual inflation recorded this year, the…

Deaths on Costa Rica roads reach new record
Crime
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Crime
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Deaths on Costa Rica roads reach new record

L. Arias - December 4, 2015

The death of a motorcyclist last weekend brought the traffic death toll this year to 356, a figure that surpassed the 355 recorded in all 2014. The number also is…

Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue
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Health
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Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue

The Tico Times - August 4, 2015

Costa Rica’s health minister called auto accidents a public health priority on Monday during the presentation of the country’s new National Health Plan. Health Minister Dr. Fernando Llorca’s…

Bad People Alert: Vandals destroy and steal new lane dividers on Costa Rica’s Route 32
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Crime
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Bad People Alert: Vandals destroy and steal new lane dividers on Costa Rica’s Route 32

L. Arias - June 12, 2015

Crews from the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) had only begun placing on Tuesday plastic lane dividers on Route 32, the main highway between San José and Limón province.…

Travel Alert: MOPT suspends daily closures on Route 32
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Travel Alert: MOPT suspends daily closures on Route 32

L. Arias - May 30, 2015

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) on Friday suspended temporary closures on Route 32, which connects San José and the Caribbean province of Limón, as they are…

Travel Alert: Temporary road closures on Route 32 start Wednesday
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Travel Alert: Temporary road closures on Route 32 start Wednesday

L. Arias - May 5, 2015

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) on Wednesday will begin daily road closures on a stretch of Route 32, which connects San José and the Caribbean province…

Government seeks to curb reselling of online appointments for driving tests
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Expat Living
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Government seeks to curb reselling of online appointments for driving tests

L. Arias - March 17, 2015

At 8 a.m. on Monday the Roadway Safety Council's (COSEVI) website made available 5,000 new appointments to take the required behind-the-wheel test to get a Costa Rican driver license. By 9:30…

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